Definition of pappardelle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpapɑːˈdɛleɪ/

plural noun

Pasta in the form of broad flat ribbons, usually served with a meat sauce.
Example sentences
  • Just as good and just as dense are barely sticky notched-edge ribbons of pappardelle mingled with earthy fragments of wild mushroom, toasted walnuts and melted pieces of more pecorino.
  • The pappardelle - a wide, flat ribbon pasta - is so fresh that you can actually taste its inherit wheatiness.
  • When the bustling streets of Florence get too much, escape to the garden of this family-run restaurant and eat fresh pappardelle with wild hare in the sunshine.


Italian, from pappare 'eat hungrily'.

Words that rhyme with pappardelle

melee, Pelé
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