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spaghetti (pasta)

EtymologyEdit

From Italian spaghetti pl.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spaghetti (usually uncountable, plural spaghettis)

  1. A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
  2. A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
  3. Informally, any type of pasta.
  4. Electrical insulating tubing.
  5. Anything tangled or confusing.
  6. (countable) A spaghetti western.
  7. Spaghetti code.

Usage notesEdit

  • An individual strand is called a piece of spaghetti or a strand of spaghetti, or rarely spaghetto, derived from the Italian form.
  • Often used with another noun to convey a spaghetti-like attribute, such as thinness (spaghetti strap, spaghetti stripes), Italianness (spaghetti western), flexibility (spaghetti limbs), or intertwining strands (spaghetti code, spaghetti junction, spaghetti grid)

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VerbEdit

spaghetti (third-person singular simple present spaghettis, present participle spaghettiing, simple past and past participle spaghettied)

  1. (intransitive) To become, or appear to become longer and thinner.
    The cables spaghettied onto the shoulder of the technician.
  2. (transitive) To stretch to become longer and thinner.
    He spaghettied the referee when he landed on him.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian spaghetti.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spa.ɡe.ti/
  • (file)

NounEdit

spaghetti m (plural spaghettis)

  1. (usually in the plural) spaghetti
  2. strand of spaghetti

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago (cord, string), from Latin spacus (string).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spaˈɡetti/, [späˈɡet̪ːi]
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ghét‧ti

NounEdit

spaghetti m pl

  1. plural of spaghetto
  2. a dish of spaghetti
  3. fine strings

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian spaghetti.

PronunciationEdit

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spaghetti n

  1. spaghetti

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

spaghetti m (plural spaghettis)

  1. Alternative form of espaguete