Definition of orzo in English:


Syllabification: or·zo
Pronunciation: /ˈôrzō


  • A variety of pasta shaped like grains of barley or rice.
    More example sentences
    • R. liked the sound of shrimp salad and orzo from Central Market for supper so we stopped on the way home.
    • My favorite side so far is corn orzo, a simple warm salad of rice-shaped pasta, edamame and corn.
    • Make the orzo as recommended by the directions on the box or bag.


Italian, literally 'barley'.

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