Definition of antipasto in English:


Line breaks: anti|pasto
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪˈpastəʊ

noun (plural antipasti /-ti/)

  • (In Italian cookery) an hors d’oeuvre.
    More example sentences
    • On Saturday evening there was a banquet with antipasti, sausage, pasta, prosciutto, cheese, salad, dessert, and lots of wine.
    • Even before it served its first antipasto, this reservations-free Italian joint had perfected the fundamentals of the BYOB genre.
    • We had cocktails in the Eagle first then wine and antipasti in a cosy Italian cucina near Sadlers.


Italian, from anti- 'before' + pasto (from Latin pastus 'food').

More definitions of antipasto

Definition of antipasto in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw