ta·​glia·​tel·​le ˌtäl-yä-ˈte-(ˌ)lā How to pronounce tagliatelle (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: pasta in the form of narrow ribbons : fettuccine
The tagliatelle with roasted sweet corn and jalapeno had a spicy kick and nice crunch from the seasonal vegetables.Bruce Sanderson

Examples of tagliatelle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu might include squid ink tagliatelle with avocado and smoked herring eggs, and an apricot dessert with a chestnut honey mousse. Caitie Kelly Gisela Williams Camille Sojit Pejcha Lindsay Talbot Roxanne Fequiere Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Selden’s handmade pastas range from a light agnolotti in a slippery broth of brown butter and filled with creamy sweet potatoes to a hearty tagliatelle Bolognese to a comforting cacio e pepe made with chewy bucatini noodles. Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Oxtail tagliatelle is a mash-up between the beef lo mein offered at Lucky Danger and Taiwanese beef noodle soup, a Ma childhood memory. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023 Between recording 90-year-old Caterina from Sicily making tagliatelle to 98-year-old Marietta from Calabria prepping pasta and meatballs, the team stays busy traveling around Italy to record these stories and recipes. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 14 June 2023 The tagliatelle Bolognese served at Fox & the Knife. Lisa Zwirn, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 Borg tips the Solein egg into a bowl of flour and kneads it into pasta dough the deep yellow of 20-yolk tagliatelle dough. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2023 Mouth-watering dishes like Ōra King salmon and black truffle tagliatelle are among the plates available. Maddie Browning, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Jan. 2023 The fresh tagliatelle — silky from egg yolks, firm without being stiff — suggest that somewhere in that kitchen is an unsmiling nonna who handles a rolling pin as authoritatively as Danai Gurira wields a vibranium spear. Pete Wells, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History


Italian, from tagliare to cut, from Late Latin taliare — more at tailor

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tagliatelle was in 1899

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“Tagliatelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagliatelle. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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