Definition of gnocchi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnäkē/

plural noun

(In Italian cooking) small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce.
Example sentences
  • Next is a page with 17 Pasta selections with spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, gnocchi, tortelli, lasagne and tortellini.
  • Spaghetti, fettucini, rigatoni, ravioli or gnocchi and pasta are at the centre of Italian delicacies, a wide array of which are on offer at the festival at the Waterfront Cafe of Taj Malabar.
  • Typical dishes in the Italian-speaking Ticino region are a potato pasta called gnocchi; risotto, a rice dish; and polenta, which is made from cornmeal.


Italian, plural of gnocco, alteration of nocchio 'knot in wood'.

Words that rhyme with gnocchi

choccy, cocky, flocky, hockey, jockey, oche, pocky, rocky, schlocky, stocky

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Syllabification: gnoc·chi

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