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

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In an interview with Berkeleyside, Top Hatters chef-owner DanVy Vu admitted to a love of mixing fish sauce into her spaghetti, marrying the briny umami of anchovies with the acid of tomatoes. Soleil Ho,, "With Top Hatters, San Leandro rocks a destination restaurant," 12 July 2019 This southern take on spaghetti Bolognese features pasta tossed with barbecue sauce and pulled pork. Larry Olmstead, USA TODAY, "Great American Bites BBQ road trip: The country's best regional barbecue joints," 9 July 2019 When: October 19-26, 2019 This week-long festival, which has been celebrated for 73 years, brings together the Irvington community with a street fair, masquerade ball, zombie bike ride, vampire run, spaghetti supper, and several more unique events. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "24 Halloween Celebrations Across America to Spook Your Socks Off," 8 July 2019 Acorn to butternut, spaghetti to pumpkin, this trusty crop has been the star throughout all of your autumn dinners, from a speedy weeknight dish to the ultimate Thanksgiving veggie side. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, "Is Squash a Fruit or a Vegetable?," 1 July 2019 Instead, a three-way mishmash of chili, spaghetti and cheese at Skyline Chili makes sense to an Ohioan in the way that a blueberry biscuit at Bojangles makes sense to someone from the Southeast. Adam Chandler, Time, "Texans Are Very Upset About the Sale of Whataburger. Here's Why That Reaction Makes Total Sense," 21 June 2019 The menu is a mishmash that veers between millennial and vanilla: avocado toast, vegetables with hummus, pizzas, spaghetti pomodoro, pork chops, veal Milanese, lobster roll. Michael Mayo,, "Review: The Terrace Grill at the Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale is a good-looking disappointment," 20 June 2019 Dads can choose either a free 15-layer lasagne or any of the spaghetti entrees. Hannah Chubb,, "Everywhere Dads Can Get Free Food and Deals on Father's Day," 12 June 2019 Most worthy of further exploration: Hold on—ketchup on spaghetti? Megan Angelo, Glamour, "THIS Is Must-See TV: All the Drama You Missed on Day One of Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings," 4 Sep. 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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