Definition of pasta in English:

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pasta

Pronunciation: /ˈpästə/

noun

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A dish originally from Italy consisting of dough made from durum wheat and water, extruded or stamped into various shapes and typically cooked in boiling water.
Example sentences
  • Use mint instead of the basil if you like, and use another shaped pasta if you have no fettuccine.
  • I don't know why, when dried noodles are now as easy to find, store and cook as dried pasta.
  • Salt the water and add the pasta, letting it cook at a fast boil till tender.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Italian, literally 'paste'.

Words that rhyme with pasta

Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroaster

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Syllabification: pas·ta

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