Definition of mortadella in English:


Syllabification: mor·ta·del·la
Pronunciation: /ˌmôrtəˈdelə


A type of light pink, smooth-textured Italian sausage containing pieces of fat, typically served in slices.
More example sentences
  • At the deli counter or in the refrigerator case: Cured meats such as prosciutto, coppa, mortadella, salami, and Italian sausage
  • His antipasto misto was an impressive-looking plate-filling selection of cold meats and salad, featuring salami, mortadella and parma ham, which she set about with gusto before pronouncing herself full and happy.
  • There's a choice of Italian cold cuts - you know the list, capicollo to mortadella to prosciutto - served on crusty fresh bread.


Italian diminutive, formed irregularly from Latin murtatum '(sausage) seasoned with myrtle berries'.

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