Share this entry

Share this page

vermicelli

Syllabification: ver·mi·cel·li
Pronunciation: /ˌvərməˈCHelē
 
, ˌvərməˈselē
 
/

Definition of vermicelli in English:

noun

Pasta made in long slender threads.
Example sentences
  • Place bean thread or rice vermicelli noodles in a pot, cover with hot water and allow to stand until tender.
  • Chaariya are short thin noodles, similar to vermicelli.
  • Rice vermicelli noodles add extra interest, and handfuls of herbs make up the necessary greenery.

Origin

Italian, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme 'worm', from Latin vermis.

Definition of vermicelli in:

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 gourmand
Pronunciation: ˌɡo͝orˈmänd
noun
a person who enjoys eating…