Definition of manicotti in English:



  • [mass noun] Large tubular pasta shapes.

    • ‘It costs $9.95 for pastas, such as cannelloni, manicotti, or penne in rosée sauce.’
    • ‘Stuff that manicotti with breadcrumbs and serve on a piece of garlic toast.’
    • ‘How can you not like a menu that serves manicotti, braised lamb shank and vegetarian Indian curry?’
    • ‘In Little Italy, there are several pasta staples including manicotti in a rosé sauce, generous pieces of thick, soft eggplant parmigiana and a light lasagna made up of broad swathes of noodles.’
    • ‘The two of us order our favorite dishes, mine being the stuffed manicotti, one of the restaurant's specialties.’
    • ‘I'm holding off on eating dinner (low fat manicotti with turkey sausage and a green salad) but I'm hoping that will make me feel a little better.’


Italian, plural of manicotto muff.