Definition of fettuccine in US English:

fettuccine

(also fettucini)

noun

  • Pasta made in ribbons.

    • ‘Remove the pan from the heat and add the wine, milk, cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste, then toss with cooked pasta - I like a sturdy variety like fettuccine or linguini.’
    • ‘The wild-mushroom fettuccine tasted flat, but a platter of crabmeat ravioli (with sweet raisins and a carrot-ginger sauce) elicited murmurs of satisfaction from the finicky eaters at my table.’
    • ‘Spaghetti, fettucini, rigatoni, ravioli or gnocchi and pasta are at the centre of Italian delicacies, a wide array of which are on offer at the festival at the Waterfront Cafe of Taj Malabar.’
    • ‘According to Waverly Root, true fettuccine alla romana is fettuccine with a tomato sauce combined with chicken giblets (heart, liver and gizzard of the bird).’
    • ‘Any wholewheat (or any other for that matter) pasta is fine, though fettuccine is my favourite.’
    • ‘In a pot of water, boil some fettucini noodles till al dente.’
    • ‘You are invited to choose spaghetti, linguini, fettucini, penne or cellentani and select a topping which included four cheeses and spicy Sicilian sausage.’
    • ‘Serve the mussels and sauce over hot fettuccine or spaghetti, with olive oil, salt, cracked pepper and a little Parmesan cheese, or with fresh crusty bread.’
    • ‘These are in small or large servings and include cannelloni, fettuccine, risotto, ravioli, penne pasta and spaghetti.’
    • ‘Sonoran Pasta is a Southwestern-inspired dish with chipotle cream sauce, fettuccine, tomatoes, spinach, caramelized corn served with chicken or beef.’
    • ‘The pasta dishes included rigatoni, fettuccine with meatballs as well as seafood and chicken versions, ranging from €9 to €14.’
    • ‘And mustard fettuccine with braised veal, baby spinach, and tomato kasundi is almost as busy as the first-floor ceiling's metallic basket weave.’
    • ‘To simplify cooking it at home, I've shifted my shopping from Asian markets to supermarkets, substituting sour pickles for salted mustard greens, ground turkey for ground pork, and fettuccine for Asian noodles.’
    • ‘Oh sure, you could find humor in sushi rolls or homemade fettuccine, but take the recipe for Choux de Bruxelles a la Mornay, Gratines on page 453.’
    • ‘I picked listlessly at my Black Angus steak, not quite al dente fettuccine, and sighed.’
    • ‘Regular spaghetti is satisfactory if fettuccine cannot be found.’
    • ‘Use mint instead of the basil if you like, and use another shaped pasta if you have no fettuccine.’
    • ‘For main course try fettucini with rabbit and artichoke or rock lobster with Barolo butter.’
    • ‘Pour over the fettuccine and toss the pasta in the sauce.’
    • ‘The fettuccine with chèvre pesto and nuts was very tasty, although the flavour of the goat cheese was barely discernible.’

Origin

From Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fetta ‘slice, ribbon’.

Pronunciation

fettuccine

/ˌfedəˈCHēnē/