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antipasto

Syllabification: an·ti·pas·to
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈpastō, ˌäntēˈpästō
 
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Definition of antipasto in English:

noun (plural antipasti /-ˈpästē/)

(In Italian cooking) an appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meats.
Example sentences
  • On Saturday evening there was a banquet with antipasti, sausage, pasta, prosciutto, cheese, salad, dessert, and lots of wine.
  • Even before it served its first antipasto, this reservations-free Italian joint had perfected the fundamentals of the BYOB genre.
  • We had cocktails in the Eagle first then wine and antipasti in a cosy Italian cucina near Sadlers.

Origin

Italian, from anti- 'before' + pasto (from Latin pastus 'food').

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