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tortelli Line breaks: tor|telli
Pronunciation: /tɔːˈtɛli/

Definition of tortelli in English:

plural 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.


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

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