spa·​ghet·​ti·​ni | \ spə-ˌge-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce spaghettini (audio) \

Definition of spaghettini

: a pasta thinner than spaghetti but thicker than vermicelli

Examples of spaghettini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Nesso is reopening for fine Italian dine-in, and it's adding a value carryout menu," 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,, "Review: At Bulgarini in Altadena, a gelato master tries his hand at pasta," 12 June 2019 Helpful hints: ▪ Spaghetti or linguine can be used instead of spaghettini. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Clams and spaghettini make an easy dinner for 2," 6 July 2018 This spaghettini in a clam sauce is flavorful and easy to make. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Clams and spaghettini make an easy dinner for 2," 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, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of spaghettini

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spaghettini

Italian, diminutive of spaghetti

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The first known use of spaghettini was in 1923

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19 Oct 2020

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“Spaghettini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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