Definition of fettuccine in English:


(also fettucini)


  • Pasta made in ribbons.

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


From Italian, plural of fettucina, diminutive of fetta slice, ribbon.