Definition of panatela in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpanəˈtelə/


A long thin cigar.
Example sentences
  • After a lot of perfunctory goodbyes, and Cess waving to the bus as it pulled away while dabbing at his eyes with a hanky, Brownlegg beckoned everyone to the backseat while he had a sly smoke of his panatella.
  • That first handful of novels, slim as panatellas, are testament to that.
  • My strange - and remarkably lifelike - mental movie reel is still whirring as she stubs out her slim panatella and draws the story to a close.


Mid 19th century: from Latin American Spanish panatela, denoting a long thin cookie, from Italian panatello 'small loaf', diminutive of panata.

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Syllabification: pan·a·tel·a

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