Definition of tortelli in English:

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tortelli

Pronunciation: /tôrˈtelē/

noun

Small pasta parcels stuffed with a cheese or vegetable mixture.
Example sentences
  • Next is a page with 17 Pasta selections with spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, gnocchi, tortelli, lasagne and tortellini.
  • An antipasto of local ham and salami is followed by good renditions of local pasta staples like tortelli di zucca and tagliatelle al sugo di anatra (with duck sauce), washed down a glass or two of honest Lambrusco.
  • To finish the tortelli: Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil.

Origin

Italian, plural of tortello 'small cake, fritter'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tor·tel·li

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