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
spaghettilikeplay \spə-ˈge-tē-ˌlīk\ adjective
Recent Examples of spaghetti from the Web
Dyanah Amaya was last seen Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. at 1871 Northwest 21st Street wearing a black spaghetti-strap shirt, gray basketball shorts and black and white Adidas sneakers.
After months bundled up indoors, hiding from winter, the snow has finally (for sure, this time) melted, and everyone rushes outside in relief, wearing shorts and spaghetti straps.
A few noodle bowls proved the most satisfying: fresh spinach spaghetti, with broccoli, kale, preserved lemon, Parmesan, and saffron crumbs, was precisely al dente and return-worthy.
That way, each meal’s food arrangement will create a different face: spaghetti hair with a green-bean mouth at dinner tonight, or a tortilla beard sporting black-bean lips and salsa eyebrows at lunch tomorrow.
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Origin and Etymology of spaghetti
Italian, from plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago cord, string, from Late Latin spacus
First Known Use: 1874See Words from the same year
SPAGHETTI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spaghetti for English Language Learners
: pasta in the shape of long, thin strings
SPAGHETTI Defined for Kids
Definition of spaghetti for Students
: pasta made in the shape of long thin strings
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