Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being or served with a sauce containing cream, Parmesan cheese, and butter.

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  • noun cooking, noun adjunct The sauce made from butter and Parmesan cheese used in dishes such as fettucine Alfredo, or any dish of this type

Etymologies

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

[After Alfredo, di Lelio (died 1959), Italian chef, whose restaurant in Rome became famous in the 1920s for fettuccine served with such a sauce.]

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From the name of the restaurant in Rome where it was invented

Examples

  • Alfredo is his heir, the next Master; and as Alfredo learns the history of his family and its power, he begins to suspect that his uncle is actually a fearsome sorcerer.

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  • She was so excited when the ride finally showed up that she called Alfredo back and thanked him for the encouragement to get out and participate in this important election.

    Democratic National Committee

  • Hugo Jose Sanchez, 47, also known as Alfredo, faces extradition to the UK over the alleged fraud.

    BBC News - Home

  • Hugo Sanchez, who also went by the first name Alfredo, was arrested in Sydney on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Australian Federal Police said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Hugo Sanchez, who also went by the first name Alfredo, was arrested in Sydney on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Australian Federal Police said.

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  • Zapatero also called Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, who will lead the ruling Socialist Party into the coming elections, opposition People's Party candidate Mariano Rajoy and officials from seven other Spanish parties.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • There was also crab cake and shrimp Alfredo, which isn't listed on the menu, but Rice says it's one of their more popular items and you can ask for it.

    Southern Byways

  • Americans are familiar with only three or four pasta sauces: cream or "Alfredo" sauce; cooked tomato sauce with or without meat or possibly mushrooms; and, for gourmets, green basil pesto.

    Evansville Courier & Press Stories

  • Americans are familiar with only three or four pasta sauces: cream or "Alfredo" sauce; cooked tomato sauce with or without meat or possibly mushrooms; and, for gourmets, green basil pesto.

    Evansville Courier & Press Stories

  • Throughout this topic, we'll feature artists who make this ethical debate a focus in their work, from artists who question the role of the institution, such as Alfredo Jaar, who examines the disparity between an oil-rich government and a poverty-stricken populace in his work

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