American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Pasta in long, often thick strands.
- n. Electricity A slender tube of insulating material that covers bare wire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of Italian macaroni made in the form of cords smaller than ordinary macaroni, but several times larger than the threads of vermicelli.
- n. A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
- n. A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
- n. Informally, any type of pasta.
- n. Electrical insulating tubing.
- n. Anything tangled or confusing.
- n. A short form of spaghetti code.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A variety or macaroni made in tubes of small diameter.
- n. spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
- n. pasta in the form of long strings
- Italian (see Italian etymology below) (Wiktionary)
- Italian, pl. diminutive of spago, cord. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In English, the term spaghetti evokes a particular shape of long noodle.”
“This is what we call the spaghetti model charts, and each individual line here is a different computer model out putting a forecast for you, and see how they all line up.”
“This is what we referred to as our spaghetti models.”
“This kind of falls in the center of what we see, some of those what we call the spaghetti models, the computer-generated models.”
“In fact, take a look at this, just very quickly, this is what we refer to as our spaghetti model.”
“Computer models, what we call spaghetti models, could move across the northern coast of Cuba.”
“These are what we call spaghetti model forecasts, just because they look like a bunch of strings of spaghetti, don't they?”
“We've laid down what we call our spaghetti map where all our different computer models.”
“SCHNEIDER: Mike, we're showing right now what we call our spaghetti map.”
“He then turned on his tape, listening to Beethoven's joyous Seventh, but remembering how Claggett had objected to what he called spaghetti music, he found it distasteful.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘spaghetti’.
My favourite is potato
gnocchi,interesting that lists
devoted to pasta exclusively
missed pasta puttanesca,those who
really textually mine dictionaries
would not miss...
Who knew unleavened dough and homey Italian know-how could taste so good?
...and look so great!
Culturally defined terms and expressions from the four corners of the world
Words with interesting comments. This doesn't mean I'm adding schadenfreude.
Inspired by some comments over on the Feedback profile.
a reflection on the Indo-European root pag & pak to fasten
Don't worry. I won't judge you.
(Inspired by bilby's comment on book sniffer.)
Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Because John's and colleen's and Lampbane's lists are their own, and they're such pasta hogs I have to make sure I get some for myself. :)
Includes noodles and other noodle-based items...
Okay, mostly on Wordie. But it's more fun here anyway.
Looking for tweets for spaghetti.