Share this entry

Share this page

rotini

Syllabification: ro·ti·ni
Pronunciation: /rōˈtēnē
 
/

Definition of rotini in English:

noun

Pasta in short pieces with a helical shape.
Example sentences
  • You only pay for the great-tasting food you eat (the rotini and meatballs are my favorite!).
  • What you put on your spaghetti or rotini or fettuccine is no longer limited to tomato sauce in the jar.
  • Last night, when I was putting the pasta in, I actually found myself considering stealing a few rotini for myself.

Origin

Italian, literally 'spirals'.

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 cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…