Definition of spaghetti in English:

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spaghetti

Pronunciation: /spəˈɡedē/

noun

1Pasta made in long, slender, solid strings.
Example sentences
  • As an alternative, instead of using spaghetti, use pasta shells instead.
  • More than 40 percent of those surveyed said spaghetti is their favorite pasta.
  • All types of macaroni and spaghetti, seen on local shelves, are produced here.
1.1An Italian dish consisting largely of this, typically with a sauce.
1.2 Electronics A type of narrow tubing that encases and insulates wire.
1.3A tangle of stringlike objects, resembling a plate of cooked spaghetti: a clumsy spaghetti of coils and wires

Origin

Italian, plural of the diminutive of spago 'string'.

Words that rhyme with spaghetti

amaretti, amoretti, Betti, Betty, confetti, cornetti, Donizetti, Getty, Giacometti, Hettie, jetty, machete, Marinetti, Nettie, petit, petty, Rossetti, Serengeti, sweaty, vaporetti, yeti

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Syllabification: spa·ghet·ti

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