Definition of marinara in English:


Syllabification: ma·ri·na·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌmarəˈnarə, ˌmärəˈnärə


[usually as modifier]
(In Italian cooking) a sauce made from tomatoes, onions, and herbs, served especially with pasta.
More example sentences
  • She set out pasta and marinara sauce, along with table settings, and urged everyone to eat as much as they wanted.
  • A holdover from Italian occupation in the south is a love for pasta and marinara sauce.
  • On another visit, the feature was eggplant Parmesan panini, consisting of breaded eggplant, cheese, raw red onion, sliced tomato and a marinara sauce for dipping.


from the Italian phrase alla marinara 'sailor-style'.

Definition of marinara in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope