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Line breaks: sar|delle
Pronunciation: /sɑːˈdɛl

Definition of sardelle in English:


A sardine, anchovy, or other small fish similarly prepared for eating.
Example sentences
  • Mix the onion, sardelles and zucchini with the eggs.
  • We go back to the Medusa restaurant where I tell the old woman that her sardelles from last week were delicious and then ask f she has any more.


late 16th century: from Italian sardella, diminutive of sarda (see sardine1).

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