spa·​ghet·​ti | \ spə-ˈge-tē How to pronounce spaghetti (audio) \

Definition of spaghetti

1 : pasta made in thin solid strings
2 : insulating tubing typically of varnished cloth or of plastic for covering bare wire or holding insulated wires together

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Other Words from spaghetti

spaghettilike \ spə-​ˈge-​tē-​ˌlīk How to pronounce spaghettilike (audio) \ adjective

Examples of spaghetti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond says customers will be served its rendition as a ramen topping, and in dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, spicy bolognaise, and biscuits and gravy. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Beyond Meat launches plant-based minced pork in China," 18 Nov. 2020 By contrast, state vote-by-mail deadlines present a spaghetti-like tangle for the Postal Service and voters to navigate. Anchorage Daily News, "Court orders sweep for ballots in 12 postal districts covering 15 states," 3 Nov. 2020 After my veal Parm and spaghetti arrived, a gentleman rode a bicycle along the avenue. Pete Wells, New York Times, "9 Ways Outdoor Dining Will Change New York," 2 Nov. 2020 During this three-course class, learn how to be the ghostess with the mostest by making dishes like spooky spaghetti and witch cupcakes. Colin Daniels, Houston Chronicle, "Have some skele-fun at this Halloween cooking class for kids," 16 Oct. 2020 Other menu items include salads, sandwiches and pastas like bolognese, shrimp scampi, penne a la vodka, chicken Parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs. Leeanne Griffin,, "Glastonbury’s Square Peg Pizzeria to celebrate anniversary with free pizza giveaway," 15 Oct. 2020 This also marks the first year the parish has scratched its annual spaghetti dinner, an 80-year tradition and its primary fundraiser. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: El Cajon centenarian celebrates right to vote," 9 Oct. 2020 Food specials include spaghetti and meatballs ($7.49) on Monday and meatball hero sandwich plus a side ($9.49) on Thursday. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "19 metro Phoenix restaurants and bars with football specials for dine-in and takeout," 25 Sep. 2020 Lemony basil and shrimp make an ideal combo for a simple spaghetti dinner. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "6 simple ways to dress up a spaghetti dinner," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of spaghetti

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spaghetti

Italian, from plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago cord, string, from Late Latin spacus

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The first known use of spaghetti was in 1874

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20 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Spaghetti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of spaghetti

: pasta in the shape of long, thin strings


spa·​ghet·​ti | \ spə-ˈge-tē How to pronounce spaghetti (audio) \

Kids Definition of spaghetti

: pasta made in the shape of long thin strings

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