spaghetti

noun spa·ghet·ti \ spə-ˈge-tē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

spaghettilike

play \spə-ˈge-tē-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of spaghetti

Italian, from plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago cord, string, from Late Latin spacus


SPAGHETTI Defined for English Language Learners

spaghetti

noun

Definition of spaghetti for English Language Learners

  • : pasta in the shape of long, thin strings


SPAGHETTI Defined for Kids

spaghetti

noun spa·ghet·ti \ spə-ˈge-tē \

Definition of spaghetti for Students

: pasta made in the shape of long thin strings


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