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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Crossroads Las Vegas will be dinner-only and offer a few of the Melrose stalwarts, such as the tagliatelle Bolognese, along with new dishes. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2022 To coincide with his weekly cooking show, Cookin’ With Brooklyn, on Watch Together via Messenger, Beckham invited Vogue into his kitchen back in December to prepare tagliatelle and pecan pie for his fiancé, Nicola Peltz. Liam Hess, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2022 Tavernatta also makes a tagliatelle with Maine lobster. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2021 People who aren’t inclined to cook or who have been working all day needn’t worry about wowing others with their homemade tagliatelle or gorgeous fig tart. Jennifer G. Wolcott, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2020 Main courses offered are scallopini of Iowa pork loin, chicken with wild mushroom pasta, cedar plank salmon, tagliatelle, rare roasted prime rib of beef — all served with various sides and dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2020 Their pastas, like tagliatelle Bolognese comes in three sizes: $12, $17 and a family-sized $22. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 4 Apr. 2020 See More

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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 1 Apr. 2023.

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