zi·​ti ˈzē-tē How to pronounce ziti (audio)
plural ziti
: medium-sized tubular pasta

Examples of ziti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grab a hot Caprese pizza or Italian cold cut sandwich and a Greek salad for lunch, or choose from a prepared meal like baked ziti marinara to take home and reheat. Shannon Greene, Charlotte Observer, 5 July 2024 Let the family choose among baked ziti ($55), penne alla vodka ($80), chicken Parmesan ($80), meatballs ($35) and more. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 29 Apr. 2024 And eggplant parmigiana, chicken Marsala, pasta pomodoro, lasagna, ravioli, shrimp scampi, baked ziti, gnocchi and risotto. Irv Erdos, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2024 In the 30-minute entree round, the basked contained carrot tops, asparagus stems, leftover baked ziti and lamb neck. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 10 Apr. 2024 Italian-American Dishes Chicken Parmesan, Italian chopped salad sandwiches, and baked ziti are all on the rise. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 Make 12 ounces ziti, per package directions; set aside. Andrea Weigl, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 And there’s a stackable coupon on this ceramic baking dish that reviewers use for lasagna, baked ziti, cornbread, and other yummy dishes. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2024 Mary Katherine served baked ziti with three cheeses, obviously frozen. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Italian, plural of zito, alteration of zita piece of tubular pasta, probably short for maccheroni di zita, literally, bride's macaroni

First Known Use

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ziti was circa 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Ziti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ziti. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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zi·​ti ˈzēt-ē How to pronounce ziti (audio)
plural ziti
: medium-sized tube-shaped pasta

Italian, plural of zito "a piece of tubular pasta," probably short for maccheroni di zita, literally, "bride's macaroni"

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