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vermicelli Line breaks: vermi|celli
Pronunciation: /ˌvəːmɪˈtʃɛli/
/ˌvɛːmɪˈtʃɛli/ /ˌvəːmɪˈsɛli/

Definition of vermicelli in English:

plural noun

1Pasta in the form of long slender threads.
Example sentences
  • Place bean thread or rice vermicelli noodles in a pot, cover with hot water and allow to stand until tender.
  • Chaariya are short thin noodles, similar to vermicelli.
  • Rice vermicelli noodles add extra interest, and handfuls of herbs make up the necessary greenery.
2British Shreds of chocolate used to decorate cakes or other sweet foods.


Italian, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme 'worm', from Latin vermis.

Words that rhyme with vermicelli

belly, Botticelli, casus belli, Corelli, Delhi, deli, Ellie, Grappelli, jelly, Kelly, lamellae, Machiavelli, Mahaweli, Schiaparelli, Shelley, shelly, smelly, tagliatelle, telly, Torricelli, welly, Zeffirelli
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