Definition of fettuccine in English:

fettuccine

(also fettucini)

noun

  • Pasta made in ribbons.

    • ‘You are invited to choose spaghetti, linguini, fettucini, penne or cellentani and select a topping which included four cheeses and spicy Sicilian sausage.’
    • ‘Regular spaghetti is satisfactory if fettuccine cannot be found.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In a pot of water, boil some fettucini noodles till al dente.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These are in small or large servings and include cannelloni, fettuccine, risotto, ravioli, penne pasta and spaghetti.’
    • ‘Any wholewheat (or any other for that matter) pasta is fine, though fettuccine is my favourite.’
    • ‘And mustard fettuccine with braised veal, baby spinach, and tomato kasundi is almost as busy as the first-floor ceiling's metallic basket weave.’
    • ‘The fettuccine with chèvre pesto and nuts was very tasty, although the flavour of the goat cheese was barely discernible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Use mint instead of the basil if you like, and use another shaped pasta if you have no fettuccine.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For main course try fettucini with rabbit and artichoke or rock lobster with Barolo butter.’
    • ‘Sonoran Pasta is a Southwestern-inspired dish with chipotle cream sauce, fettuccine, tomatoes, spinach, caramelized corn served with chicken or beef.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The pasta dishes included rigatoni, fettuccine with meatballs as well as seafood and chicken versions, ranging from €9 to €14.’
    • ‘I picked listlessly at my Black Angus steak, not quite al dente fettuccine, and sighed.’
    • ‘Pour over the fettuccine and toss the pasta in the sauce.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

fettuccine

/ˌfedəˈCHēnē/