Definition of spaghetti in English:



  • 1Pasta made in long, slender, solid strings.

    • ‘The Italian presence has resulted in a great popularity for pasta dishes such as spaghetti, lasagna, cannelloni, and ravioli.’
    • ‘The bigoli in salsa arrives: buckwheat spaghetti coated in pounded anchovies and onion, with raisins and pine nuts to sweeten the aggressiveness of the fish.’
    • ‘This is an extraordinarily unusual kind of pasta dish named spaghetti alla crema con alghe, or spaghetti with cream and liver.’
    • ‘All types of macaroni and spaghetti, seen on local shelves, are produced here.’
    • ‘She ate some macaroni-and-cheese for breakfast, spaghetti for lunch, and applesauce as a snack.’
    • ‘Toss the spaghetti with the oil and herb mixture, adding a little of the reserved cooking water if necessary, so that the spaghetti slides smoothly.’
    • ‘At last Sainsbury's have increased their range of fresh pastas, until recently they only had penne, tagliatelle or spaghetti.’
    • ‘Mussels and leeks mix happily in his homemade spaghetti.’
    • ‘Until I got married, pasta to me meant tins of spaghetti, boy was I wrong.’
    • ‘If you wouldn't put dried spaghetti in a pot with a mysterious flavour sachet and hot water, you shouldn't do the same to noodles.’
    • ‘The simple Italian menu pulls no surprises but is hearty and well executed; grilled aubergine, spaghetti with clams and roast rack of lamb all feature.’
    • ‘The marathon-runner's friend, spaghetti is packed with starch, which helps to build and replenish glycogen stores within the muscles and liver.’
    • ‘When I first arrived here I was very puzzled by tinned food - I still don't understand spaghetti on toast, or why you use so much vinegar.’
    • ‘Place some spaghetti into the bottom of each ring mold.’
    • ‘As an alternative, instead of using spaghetti, use pasta shells instead.’
    • ‘Lifting the pasta up high she tosses the spaghetti with a wooden fork and spoon to mix everything together.’
    • ‘He keeps nothing in the fridge and frequents diners when he craves spaghetti.’
    • ‘She decided, one Saturday morning, to make spaghetti for dinner that night.’
    • ‘More than 40 percent of those surveyed said spaghetti is their favorite pasta.’
    • ‘The pasta factory is able to produce 400 kg of spaghetti per hour and 700 kg of macaroni, pasta elbows or pasta rice.’
    1. 1.1 An Italian dish consisting largely of this, typically with a sauce.
    2. 1.2Electronics A type of narrow tubing that encases and insulates wire.
    3. 1.3 A tangle of stringlike objects, resembling a plate of cooked spaghetti.
      ‘a clumsy spaghetti of coils and wires’


Italian, plural of the diminutive of spago string.