Definition of Bolognese in English:

Bolognese

Pronunciation: /bɒləˈnjeɪz//bɒləˈneɪz/

adjective

  • 1Relating to Bologna or its people:

    ‘the Bolognese painters of the 17th century’
    • ‘Its influence was so significant in Italian legal and political circles that a fourteenth-century Bolognese jurist wrote a reference index to its contents.’
    • ‘His style appears to derive from Ercole de' Roberti and shows affinities with that of Lorenzo Costa, during his Bolognese period.’
    • ‘Many of the Bolognese artists who came to Rome in the wake of his success had studied there.’
    • ‘Someone has calculated that the wealthy city of Bologna is the epicentre of this omission to have children: the average Bolognese wife has 0.8 children.’
    • ‘As a young man, Cassini then worked for the Bolognese government and also held the chair at the University of Bologna.’
    • ‘He was also the first Bolognese composer to publish solo violin sonatas.’
    • ‘Gabrielli also added to the important repertory of Bolognese trumpet pieces.’
    • ‘His art is less disciplined than that of his putative colleague Altichiero, but it is vivid, expressive, and adventurous in the Bolognese tradition.’
    • ‘Research on dowries in the Bolognese nobility shows that, although fathers' obligation to give a dowry to daughters had been abolished in 1865, the practice persisted.’
    • ‘He developed an eclectic style under the influence of Nicolas Poussin and the Bolognese and Venetian masters whose works he could study in Rome.’
  • 2British Denoting a sauce of minced beef, tomato, onion, and herbs, typically served with pasta:

    ‘ravioli with bolognese sauce’
    [postpositive] ‘tagliatelle bolognaise’
    • ‘Entree choices are grilled king salmon, rotisserie lemon-sage chicken, rigatoni Bolognese and squash ravioli.’
    • ‘Not far away, Fratelli's dishes out one of the city's best versions of pasta Bolognese.’
    • ‘Does bolognese pizza sound horrid?’
    • ‘Tonight I made myself truly the most awesome bolognaise sauce ever.’
    • ‘There's artichoke asparagus ravioli, linguini bolognese, macaroni and cheese, and asparagus risotto.’
    • ‘Executive chef Frank Whittaker seems to do his best work with pastas like a fresh, chunky version of lobster bolognese.’
    • ‘On Saturday you might go up to London and eat spaghetti bolognese.’
    • ‘There are as many recipes for Bolognese Sauce as there are people who eat Bolognese Sauce.’
    • ‘Make meals such bolognese sauce or casseroles in bulk and freeze portions so you don't have to cook every night.’
    • ‘For £5.15 they get pasta bolognaise, a juice and a chocolate chip cookie.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Bologna:

    ‘the Bolognese invented tagliatelle, tortellini, and lasagne’
    • ‘Generally, the Bolognese exhibited less of a taste for philosophical issues than the Neapolitans, preferring to address concrete problems in specific fields such as anatomy.’
    • ‘It is said that when the Bolognese eat their famous tortellini in brodo (in broth), they never speak a word until the dish is finished.’
    • ‘The Bolognese play with a quality in short supply these days: personality.’
    • ‘In November he went to Bologna and there he made a colossal bronze of the Pope in his role of conqueror of the Bolognese.’
    • ‘In this country the typical Italian is a Genoese; but the Bolognese are as different from these in stature, appearance, and character as are the English.’
    • ‘Reflecting on why the walking pace of the average Bolognese was so slow, he realized it was because the arcades meant that the pace was set by the tortoise, rather than the hare.’
    • ‘The Bolognese already make the most concentrated espresso in the whole of Italy.’
  • 2British A pasta dish made with bolognese sauce, in particular spaghetti bolognese, or the sauce itself:

    ‘I offered to cook a bolognese for lunch’
    ‘the bolognaise was delicious’
    • ‘For 10 bucks, the daily changing pasta specials range from Friday's vongole to Monday's Bolognese.’
    • ‘Favourites are also revisited - you'll find an excellent Bolognese, hamburgers, glazed spare ribs and jerk chicken.’
    • ‘In a luxurious take on the classic, duck replaced beef in a rich Bolognese over firm rigatoni.’
    • ‘Despite having dined at Corrieri's a dozen times, I have continually failed to get past the superb bolognaise to order other more adventurous dishes.’
    • ‘There have been concerns that the horse meat used in burgers, lasagne and Bolognese sold in the UK is contaminated with veterinary drugs.’
    • ‘The dense but tame Bolognese begs for red pepper and garlic.’
    • ‘He stopped abruptly as he placed the fork loaded with bolognaise into his mouth.’
    • ‘Anyone who dismisses spaghetti and meat sauce as cafeteria food never had Sandro's rich Bolognese of veal and beef.’
    • ‘You could have Bolognese, carbonara or mushrooms, and then homemade pizza with a wide choice of toppings, accompanied by a green salad.’
    • ‘My wife has Italian roots and my first taste of a home-cooked Bolognese was a delight.’
    • ‘The lasagna most familiar to those in the United States is the classic Bolognese, said to have roots in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.’
    • ‘She is relieved to get back to cooking, though tonight's meal is simple: Bolognese left over from the weekend.’

Origin

Italian; the form bolognaise is via French.

Pronunciation:

Bolognese

/bɒləˈnjeɪz//bɒləˈneɪz/