Share this entry

Share this page

tortellini

Line breaks: tor|tel¦lini
Pronunciation: /ˌtɔːtəˈliːni
 
/

Definition of tortellini in English:

noun

Tortelli which have been rolled and formed into small rings.
Example sentences
  • Remove the tortellini from the ring molds and crimp the front edge of each.
  • Bream is not packed with flavour, so it works well with plenty of others. On this occasion, some clever citrus orzo and a prawn tortellini combined with a bisque emulsion to deliver plenty of flavour.
  • To finish the tortellini: Divide the reserved pasta dough into three pieces.

Origin

Italian, plural of tortellino, diminutive of tortello 'small cake, fritter'.

Definition of tortellini in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs