Definition of tagliatelle in English:



mass noun
  • 1Pasta in narrow ribbons.

    • ‘The tagliatelle had been sitting under a hot lamp for so long that it looked like a mound of bleached bootlaces, only crispier.’
    • ‘I've tried spaghetti, fusilli, penne, tagliatelle, linguini and those funny shell-shaped ones.’
    • ‘I cooked lunch for a journalist yesterday and I hadn't planned anything, so I just got three egg yolks, a little bit of flour - mixy, mixy, mixy - rolled it out and then made tagliatelle.’
    • ‘The tagliatelle with wild mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil is a simple, earthy dish though more exciting features include fish lasagne and gossiping media types.’
    • ‘Daniela, our other teen, she from Cancun, chatters away at everyone in Spanish, English, French, and even the occasional Chinese, while waiting to cook off the vegetable tagliatelle.’
    • ‘Although the presence of gluten in wheat flour has been utilized to create a variety of pasta shapes, such as noodles, spaghetti, and tagliatelle, gluten is not an essential human nutrient.’
    • ‘Serve hot on a bed of tagliatelle al dente and sprinkle some freshly-grated Parmesan cheese over it.’
    • ‘Yet a gondola loaded with chilled, fresh tagliatelle and spaghetti is now a must-have fixture in any supermarket catering for the middle classes.’
    • ‘Toss tagliatelle in pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste.’
    • ‘The pastas include lasagne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, macaroni, tortellini and capellini, so you're not going to get much more Italian than that!’
    • ‘Why, he explained, would you want to compromise supper and the delicious sauce you have spent hours brewing with a third-rate packet of tagliatelle?’
    • ‘While the chicken is cooking, drop the tagliatelle into boiling water and cook according to the instructions on the packet.’
    • ‘Italian company La Favorita Fish has produced a range of exotically flavoured tagliatelle that can enhance your regular pasta dish no end.’
    • ‘Much better was sweet, tacky chestnut flour tagliatelle with firm little shrimps and mushrooms.’
    • ‘I ordered tagliatelle as a side with olive oil and garlic and this time it was my turn for sticker shock.’
    • ‘Serve with lightly olive-oiled, nested tagliatelle and whatever green veggie looks fresh.’
    • ‘Cook the tagliatelle in boiling salted water until al dente.’
    • ‘Neo-Basque and traditional French dishes are on offer, like pork fillet mignon with fresh tagliatelle or pollock with olive oil mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘Caspian reached out and put some of the tagliatelle on his fork, then held it up.’
    • ‘We make angel hair, pappardelle, tagliatelle and cannelloni.’
    • ‘Details are not given, but from a 10th-century Arab recipe we know that at that time it meant a product like tagliatelle; strips cut from a thin sheet of dough.’
    • ‘Drain the tagliatelle and divide among four shallow pasta bowls.’
    • ‘I don't think I ever had had beef stew with such pasta, even though although they serve stew with egg pasta like tagliatelle, but it was not soupy at all, and tasted actually good.’
    • ‘The duck breast with fruit, tagliatelle with mullet fillets, and kebabs with spinach are particularly good.’
    • ‘At last Sainsbury's have increased their range of fresh pastas, until recently they only had penne, tagliatelle or spaghetti.’
    1. 1.1count noun An Italian dish consisting largely of tagliatelle, usually with a sauce.


Italian, from tagliare ‘to cut’.