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

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Maybe the bad guy falls into a bathtub full of spaghetti or a monster turns a giant chocolate chip ice cream cone. Rachel Spector, Msw, miamiherald, "Here's how to chase away your child's scary dreams | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 Still, this meal is obviously Taka’s and Yuudai will just have to find some other time to cook his new friends spaghetti. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "Nothing Can Terrace Apart: A Terrace House Recap," 22 Mar. 2018 Several favorite menu items were showcased including the 5-way, a perennial favorite consisting of spaghetti, beans, chili, onions and a heaping topping of cheese. Forrest Sellers,, "Skyline Chili wins props as a great destination from Travel Insider," 15 Mar. 2018 Add cooked spaghetti, basil and parsley; toss, adding some reserved pasta water if needed. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spaghetti with No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce," 28 Aug. 2017 In a separate pot, prepare spaghetti according to directions on package. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019 There was no spaghetti served in pails, but volunteers would show up, people who had heard that the walkers were back and had nothing to eat, and out of nowhere, seemingly, bowls of soup would materialize, along with baskets of fruit. Rebecca Bengal, Vogue, "The Power of Nathan Phillips’s Song," 21 Jan. 2019 There are obviously tons of different pasta shapes out there, but if this is your first time making homemade pasta, a linguine or spaghetti shape is your easiest option. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Homemade Pasta Without a Machine," 7 Jan. 2019 Photo: Eckhardt family Rogue callers hear a recording of him speaking in the voice of a deranged woman who feigns interest in the call but keeps interrupting to talk about spaghetti. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Everyone Loathes Robocalls. Some People Try to Get Even.," 20 Dec. 2018

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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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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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