Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made with noodles, mushrooms, and almonds in a cream sauce topped with cheese: turkey tetrazzini.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An American dish usually including a non-red meat and a white sauce over spaghetti or some similar pasta.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pasta dish with cream sauce and mushrooms

Etymologies

After Luisa Tetrazzini (1871-1940), Italian operatic soprano.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Luisa Tetrazzini, Italian opera singer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So, after 20 rounds, 2½ hours of spelling and one bathroom break, the seventh-grade home-schooled student outlasted the other 56 contestants and correctly spelled "tetrazzini" to win the event and qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. In the process, she fulfilled a four-year dream of qualifying for the nationals.

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  • I'd spend hours with my mother's worn copy of "The American Family Cookbook," mulling over recipes for exotic-seeming dishes like turkey tetrazzini and chop suey.

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  • I like the turkey tetrazzini, chilli mac, and lasagna.

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  • After all, when was the last time you went out for lasagna or veal marsala or chicken tetrazzini?

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  • Then the next time you want to make turkey tetrazzini, turkey à la king, or turkey stuffed shells, thaw a bag and toss it in with the other ingredients for a quick meal.

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  • The next time you want to make a turkey-based dish — say turkey tetrazzini, turkey a la king, or turkey stuffed shells — thaw a bag and toss it in with the other ingredients for a quick meal.

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  • The next time you want to make a turkey-based dish—say turkey tetrazzini, turkey a la king, or turkey stuffed shells—thaw a bag and toss it in with the other ingredients for a quick meal.

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  • I've also had some turkey tetrazzini that made me dry heave for several hours.

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  • Another night shortly thereafter, heading back to work after eating turkey tetrazzini for dinner, Harvey and his partner Don Emery were taken aback to see the lights on in their second floor offices.

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  • You had a choice of jambalaya, chicken tetrazzini, beef ravioli, grilled beef steak with mushrooms, beef enchiladas, vegetarian pasta penne, cheese and veggie omelets, pork ribs and sausage with beans and rice.

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