Definition of ciabatta in English:


Line breaks: cia|batta
Pronunciation: /tʃəˈbɑːtə


[mass noun]
A flattish, open-textured Italian bread with a floury crust, made with olive oil: wonderful Italian breads including ciabatta [count noun]: all manner of olive breads and ciabattas
More example sentences
  • While most are familiar with focaccia, the Italian flatbread, ciabatta was all new to me.
  • Start off with some good bread - ciabatta if possible.
  • Every culture has a different way of baking - we have the Italians to thank for ciabatta.


Italian, literally 'slipper' (from its shape).

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