spa·​ghet·​ti·​ni spə-ˌge-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce spaghettini (audio)
: a pasta thinner than spaghetti but thicker than vermicelli

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Menu highlights include: spaghettini, courgettes, burford brown with pecorino; linguini, clams, chilli and almond pangrattato; and grilled octopus, chickpeas, fennel and orange. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 16 July 2022 Pass on thinner varieties such as angel hair and spaghettini (not to be confused with spaghettoni!). Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 Add the spaghettini or vermicelli and cook, stirring constantly with tongs, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the pasta starts to brown. Sheryl Julian,, 9 Mar. 2021 Returning diners can find favorites like spaghettini and linguini nero, while new dishes like the salmon piccata and crab arancini will debut on the menu. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Oct. 2020 There are very tender potato gnocchi, super-saturated in a thin, bracingly fresh basil pesto; a bowl of spaghettini in a brilliant lemon-butter sauce; and tagliatelle, smooth and wide as a belt, lathered in a basic yet satisfying red-sauce sugo. Patricia Escárcega,, 12 June 2019 Helpful hints: ▪ Spaghetti or linguine can be used instead of spaghettini. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, 6 July 2018 This spaghettini in a clam sauce is flavorful and easy to make. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, 6 July 2018 Add the spaghettini, reduce the heat to medium-high and cook according to the package directions (for al dente). Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, 22 May 2018 See More

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Word History


Italian, diminutive of spaghetti

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spaghettini was in 1923

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“Spaghettini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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