spaghetti western

noun

often capitalized W
: a western motion picture produced in Italy

Examples of spaghetti western in a Sentence

I'm a fan of spaghetti westerns of the 1960s.
Recent Examples on the Web In one video, set against a spaghetti western soundtrack, JAIPK officers wearing their distinctive black and white uniforms and reflective vests were seen arriving at an open-air eatery in the town of Gerik during the day to question restaurant staff and catch Muslims buying food. Heather Chen, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024 This one is almost too atmospheric, like the opening shot of a spaghetti western that never gets off the ground. Zachary Small, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Written in small bursts, these songs draw inspiration ranging Arthur Russell to the spaghetti western scores of Ennio Morricone. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 11 Sep. 2023 In the 1960s, this starkly beautiful landscape doubled for the American West in director Sergio Leone’s beloved spaghetti westerns, including the Clint Eastwood classics The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 Tomas Milian echoes spaghetti westerns as well as Visconti. Armond White, National Review, 16 Aug. 2023 There is a long tradition in Hollywood of shooting Spain for the American West–Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, including Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly are prime examples. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 June 2023 The short went into production last summer in Almería, Spain, on the outdoor sets where Sergio Leone once shot his classic 1964-66 trilogy of spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, 16 May 2023 What might a spaghetti western from Finland look like? Kyle Smith, wsj.com, 27 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spaghetti western was in 1967

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“Spaghetti western.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spaghetti%20western. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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