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 film marks the apogee of Eastwood and Leone spaghetti western cinema. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 23 May 2022 The Frida Cinema’s rooftop drive-in screening series returns with a 4K restoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s hallucinatory 1970 homage to the spaghetti western genre; in Spanish with English subtitles. Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2022 The drama pays homage to the classic spaghetti western, while being updated for modern audiences. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 18 Nov. 2021 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,, 6 July 2020 Mark Speer's guitar provides a barbed bit of color befitting a psychedelic spaghetti western soundtrack. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, 3 Dec. 2019 The orchestral sounds of Sam Spence evoke images of troops preparing for battle, spaghetti Westerns or grand literary romances., 28 Aug. 2019 The trailer plays up the space opera/spaghetti Western crossover vibe. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 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, 8 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of spaghetti western

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Spaghetti western.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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