Definition of spaghetti in English:



  • 1[mass noun] Pasta made in solid strings, between macaroni and vermicelli in thickness.

    • ‘The Italian presence has resulted in a great popularity for pasta dishes such as spaghetti, lasagna, cannelloni, and ravioli.’
    • ‘She ate some macaroni-and-cheese for breakfast, spaghetti for lunch, and applesauce as a snack.’
    • ‘Until I got married, pasta to me meant tins of spaghetti, boy was I wrong.’
    • ‘More than 40 percent of those surveyed said spaghetti is their favorite pasta.’
    • ‘He keeps nothing in the fridge and frequents diners when he craves spaghetti.’
    • ‘The bigoli in salsa arrives: buckwheat spaghetti coated in pounded anchovies and onion, with raisins and pine nuts to sweeten the aggressiveness of the fish.’
    • ‘She decided, one Saturday morning, to make spaghetti for dinner that night.’
    • ‘Place some spaghetti into the bottom of each ring mold.’
    • ‘When I first arrived here I was very puzzled by tinned food - I still don't understand spaghetti on toast, or why you use so much vinegar.’
    • ‘Toss the spaghetti with the oil and herb mixture, adding a little of the reserved cooking water if necessary, so that the spaghetti slides smoothly.’
    • ‘Lifting the pasta up high she tosses the spaghetti with a wooden fork and spoon to mix everything together.’
    • ‘Mussels and leeks mix happily in his homemade spaghetti.’
    • ‘If you wouldn't put dried spaghetti in a pot with a mysterious flavour sachet and hot water, you shouldn't do the same to noodles.’
    • ‘As an alternative, instead of using spaghetti, use pasta shells instead.’
    • ‘All types of macaroni and spaghetti, seen on local shelves, are produced here.’
    • ‘At last Sainsbury's have increased their range of fresh pastas, until recently they only had penne, tagliatelle or spaghetti.’
    • ‘The marathon-runner's friend, spaghetti is packed with starch, which helps to build and replenish glycogen stores within the muscles and liver.’
    • ‘The simple Italian menu pulls no surprises but is hearty and well executed; grilled aubergine, spaghetti with clams and roast rack of lamb all feature.’
    • ‘The pasta factory is able to produce 400 kg of spaghetti per hour and 700 kg of macaroni, pasta elbows or pasta rice.’
    • ‘This is an extraordinarily unusual kind of pasta dish named spaghetti alla crema con alghe, or spaghetti with cream and liver.’
    1. 1.1An Italian dish consisting largely of this, typically with a sauce.


Italian, plural of the diminutive of spago string.