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Syllabification: cal·zo·ne
Pronunciation: /kalˈzōnē
, ˌkalˈtsōnā
, ˌkalˈzōn

Definition of calzone in English:

noun (plural calzoni /-ˈzōnē/ or calzones /-ˈzōn(ē)z/)

A type of pizza that is folded in half before cooking to contain a filling.
Example sentences
  • Moon River Pizza also serves calzones, salads and breadsticks and has a beer and wine license.
  • In addition to an array of pastas, they have pizza, calzones, strombolis and a variety of veal, chicken and seafood dishes.
  • Small, individual-sized calzoni are made by folding circles of dough in half over the filling.


Italian dialect, probably a special use of calzone 'trouser leg', with reference to the shape of the pizza.

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