Definition of rotini in English:

rotini

noun

  • Pasta in short pieces with a helical shape.

    • ‘Last night, when I was putting the pasta in, I actually found myself considering stealing a few rotini for myself.’
    • ‘You only pay for the great-tasting food you eat (the rotini and meatballs are my favorite!).’
    • ‘What you put on your spaghetti or rotini or fettuccine is no longer limited to tomato sauce in the jar.’
    • ‘I ordered the evening's special: spicy lamb sausage, served atop a heap of al dente rotini, and Leo's tomato fondue.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘spirals’.

Pronunciation

rotini

/rōˈtēnē/