cap·​el·​lini ˌka-pə-ˈlē-nē How to pronounce capellini (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Why anyone would want to move there, and why a city should be shaped like a strand of capellini, is anyone’s guess. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2021 For Garten, the recipe’s biggest selling point is the capellini, which, according to her, takes only three minutes to cook. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 30 Dec. 2020 The first dish out of the gate was a beauty: a rope of cold capellini bound in a hazelnut dressing and garnished with crisp sea asparagus, bits of preserved lemon, a whisper of nori and downy edible flowers. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2020 By night, the café transitions to Le Tachinomi Desu, a standing-room-only bar with cold capellini and caviar small plates, to be paired with natural wines and premium sake and whiskey. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2019 Scaloppine di Pollo Serves 2 1 pound capellini, cooked 2 8-ounce chicken breasts, cut into thirds Flour 6 tablespoons butter, divided ½ cup diced pancetta 1 cup artichoke hearts 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon capers Dredge the chicken in flour. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, 5 June 2018

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Word History


Italian, plural of capellino, diminutive of capello hair, from Latin capillus

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capellini was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Capellini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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