Share this entry

Share this page

ciabatta

Syllabification: cia·bat·ta
Pronunciation: /CHəˈbädə
 
/
(also ciabatta bread)

Definition of ciabatta in English:

noun

A type of flattish, open-textured Italian bread with a floury crust, made with olive oil.
Example sentences
  • While most are familiar with focaccia, the Italian flatbread, ciabatta was all new to me.
  • Start off with some good bread - ciabatta if possible.
  • Every culture has a different way of baking - we have the Italians to thank for ciabatta.

Origin

Italian, literally 'slipper' (from its shape).

Definition of ciabatta 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 ads and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily