Definition of angel hair in US English:

angel hair

(also angel's hair)

noun

  • A type of pasta consisting of very fine long strands.

    • ‘We were sitting in Caffe Grazie, a restaurant where Ross dines so regularly that the establishment has on its electronic till a key for her preferred angel hair pasta dish.’
    • ‘You may vary the sauce as you wish, from tomato to cream, adding mushrooms or black olives or spinach; or you may mix the sauce with different types of noodles, like spaghetti or angel hair or vermicelli.’
    • ‘Try angel hair pasta with olive oil and crushed garlic, along with fresh green beans, lightly steamed and without butter.’
    • ‘They both knew how to cook, courtesy of their parents teaching them at a young age, and they pulled together chicken piccata, angel hair pasta, and boiled carrots.’
    • ‘Today was spent doing stuff around the house like laundry and getting lunches ready for the week (garlic lemon chicken, angel hair pasta, carrots, green salad and fruit).’

Pronunciation

angel hair

/ˈeɪndʒəl hɛ(ə)r/