spaghetti western

noun, often capitalized W

Definition of spaghetti western

: a western motion picture produced in Italy

Examples of spaghetti western in a Sentence

I'm a fan of spaghetti westerns of the 1960s.

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The final spaghetti Western surprise of the night was s’mores and bombolini bites. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Ballroom Marfa and Max Mara Host a Riotous Spaghetti Western Gala," 7 Nov. 2018 There’s really only one way an Italian fashion brand and a Texan art center can come together to celebrate an iconic filmmaker: a spaghetti Western–theme gala. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Ballroom Marfa and Max Mara Host a Riotous Spaghetti Western Gala," 7 Nov. 2018 The final message is that virtue and vice are entwined; unlike spaghetti Westerns, the play has no straightforward goodies or baddies. The Economist, "On stage, the saga of the Lehman brothers is a parable of America," 12 July 2018 RF Shannon’s Trickster Blues is the sound of a shimmering desert mirage, a solitary, widescreen drive in search of an epic spaghetti western. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: Jess Williamson's 'Cosmic Wink,' 'Black Panther' on DVD and Blu-ray, and more," 1 June 2018 For a brief moment of time, largely during the 1960s, Italian spaghetti westerns shot across the international cinematic sky, making luminaries of directors like Sergio Leone and jump-starting Clint Eastwood's feature career. Kenneth Turan,, "Spaghetti western classic 'The Great Silence' makes its proper U.S. debut after 50 years," 26 Apr. 2018 The album contained a darker element and less spaghetti Western. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life," 25 Apr. 2018 Some themes in the past have included classic movies, British films and spaghetti westerns. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Silverspot Cinema promises all-new theater experience at Orange's Pinecrest; developemnt nearing opening," 17 Apr. 2018 No Name faces off against Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach for a fortune of Confederate gold in Sergio Leone’s widescreen-requiring 1966 spaghetti western classic. Nick Schager, Esquire, "Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of February 2018," 30 Jan. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spaghetti western

: a movie about the old American West that is produced in Italy

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