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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According to Elizabeth Tashjian, the restaurant started as more of a truck stop, with menu items like chili and spaghetti. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Sarkis Tashjian, owner of Sarkis Cafe in Evanston, has died," 26 June 2018 The spaghetti with meat sauce, a Weatherford house favorite, was a standout. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "The 'home of the Fred Burger' turns 40. Have a $5 cheeseburger to celebrate," 4 July 2018 Bd unspools the skin's proteins and feasts on the resulting spaghetti of amino acids. Matthew Fisher, National Geographic, "Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found," 10 May 2018 The housemade, handcut spaghetti is Japanese inspired, with uni butter and nori. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Try these new pastas and cocktails at Frankfort Avenue Italian restaurant," 12 Jan. 2018 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

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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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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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