spa·ghet·ti | \ spə-ˈge-tē \

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 \ adjective

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She was spotted just a couple of weeks ago in London wearing a spaghetti-strap dress from J.Crew, proving that her maternity style is much more relaxed when compared to her sister Kate's. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Looked Fresh In White Eyelet While at Wimbledon," 5 July 2018 There’s all the familiar millennial wedding fare, like Cunningham’s spaghetti-strap gown and crystal garlands. Meagan Fredette,, "This Bachelorette Contestant's Doomed Wedding Video Is Actually A Masterpiece," 24 June 2018 The box contains enough spaghetti for six meals, all scooped out and ready to use in a recipe. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Why You Should Be Buying Spaghetti Squash at Costco," 7 June 2018 There are various ways to make them—some including Chinese egg noodles, and others with shortcut spaghetti—but they are packed with protein and quite satisfying. Alex Van Buren,, "10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips," 6 June 2018 Manicotti and Osso buco have taken a break for the summer, replaced by lighter fare, but there are still pasta favorites like lasagna and seven spaghetti dishes. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Food at this Italian restaurant in Old Louisville isn't your nonna's," 5 June 2018 In that room on a recent day, a 7-year-old girl ate spaghetti for lunch using the end of a plastic coat hanger as a utensil. CNN, "Estimating departures from Puerto Rico," 21 Apr. 2018 The couple would allegedly serve her dry ramen noodles and once gave her a hot dog roll to eat while others in the home ate spaghetti, the court records state. Kc Baker,, "Tenn. Girl, 9, Allegedly Forced to Drink Toilet Water and Sleep in Bathtub," 2 Apr. 2018 Two cute dogs who fall in love and eat spaghetti together. 10. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 10 best movie dogs of all time," 20 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of spaghetti

: pasta made in the shape of long thin strings

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