Main definitions of panini in English

: panini1Panini2


(also panino)

nounPlural paninis

  • A sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted.

    • ‘So I got the Italian panini with prosciutto, mozzarella and Italian dressing.’
    • ‘Shops and carts selling crêpes and panini were common on the streets of Paris.’
    • ‘Drink espresso or eat a panino in a continental style cafe.’
    • ‘There is prosciutto from last year hanging from a ceiling to dry-cure while 2003's batch sits on a wooden table with a basket of bread ready to make panini.’
    • ‘The take away trade was providing sandwiches in baguettes as well as panini, sliced korn loaf and white or brown scuffler.’


Italian (plural), singular of panino, literally ‘bread roll’.




Main definitions of panini in English

: panini1Panini2


proper noun

  • Indian grammarian. Sources vary as to when he lived, with dates ranging from the 4th to the 7th century BC. He is noted as the author of the Ashtadhyayi, a grammar of Sanskrit.