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.
Recent Examples on the Web The first in the spaghetti western trilogy was an immediate box-office sensation in Italy — and a surprise one three years later when it was finally exported to the U.S. Chris Nashawaty,, "Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone, prolific composer of iconic spaghetti westerns, dies at 91," 6 July 2020 Mark Speer's guitar provides a barbed bit of color befitting a psychedelic spaghetti western soundtrack. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Khruangbin, Leon Bridges collaborate on EP," 3 Dec. 2019 The orchestral sounds of Sam Spence evoke images of troops preparing for battle, spaghetti Westerns or grand literary romances., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 The trailer plays up the space opera/spaghetti Western crossover vibe. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "A lone gunman roams a galaxy in chaos in first trailer for The Mandalorian," 24 Aug. 2019 Veteran Hollywood artist Steven Chorney and Italian artist Renato Casaro provided fake posters mimicking such era-appropriate genres as spaghetti Westerns. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, "The story behind the fake Mad magazine and TV Guide covers in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 8 Aug. 2019 In the theater itself, there are two more prop posters from Dalton's home showcasing his work in spaghetti Westerns. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema Offers Unique 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Experience," 30 July 2019 Reynolds worked with spaghetti Western director Sergio Corbucci on the film Navajo Joe. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "Before you see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, watch Smokey and the Bandit," 26 July 2019 Ultimately, Dalton has to entertain an offer to lead a few spaghetti Westerns in Italy, something many actors of his ilk had to do, including Edd Byrnes. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, "Quentin Tarantino Shares a Brad Pitt Coincidence That Shaped 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'," 8 July 2019

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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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