spaghetti

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English[edit]

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spaghetti (pasta)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian spaghetti

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Noun[edit]

spaghetti ‎(usually uncountable, plural spaghettis)

  1. A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
  2. A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
  3. Informally, any type of pasta.
  4. Electrical insulating tubing.
  5. Anything tangled or confusing.
  6. (countable) A spaghetti western.
  7. A short form of spaghetti code.

Usage notes[edit]

  • An individual strand is called a piece of spaghetti or a strand of spaghetti, or rarely spaghetto, derived from the Italian form.
  • Often used with another noun to convey a spaghetti-like attribute, such as thinness (spaghetti strap, spaghetti stripes), Italianness (spaghetti western), flexibility (spaghetti limbs), or intertwining strands (spaghetti code, spaghetti junction, spaghetti grid)

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Verb[edit]

spaghetti ‎(third-person singular simple present spaghettis, present participle spaghettiing, simple past and past participle spaghettied)

  1. (intransitive) to become, or appear to become longer and thinner
    The cables spaghettied onto the shoulder of the technician.
  2. (transitive) to stretch to become longer and thinner
    He spaghettied the referee when he landed on him.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian (see Italian etymology below)

Noun[edit]

spaghetti m ‎(plural spaghettis)

  1. (usually in plural spaghettis) spaghetti
  2. strand of spaghetti

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago(cord, string), from Latin spacus(string).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spaˈɡetti/, [späˈɡet̪ːi]
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ghét‧ti

Noun[edit]

spaghetti m pl ‎(singular spaghetto)

  1. spaghetti
  2. fine strings

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian spaghetti.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /s̪paˈɡɛt̪t̪i/

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spaghetti n

  1. spaghetti

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

spaghetti m (plural spaghettis)

  1. Alternative form of espaguete