Definitions

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

  • noun Slices of bread that have been broiled, rubbed with garlic, brushed with olive oil, seasoned with salt, and layered with any of various toppings such as chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, or ham.

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  • noun A light Italian dish of toasted bread with a savoury topping

Etymologies

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

[Italian : Italian dialectal (Rome) brusco, charred, toasted (from bruscare, to char, roast over coals, from Vulgar Latin *brūsicāre; akin to Italian bruciare, to burn from Vulgar Latin *brūsāre, brūsiāre, of unknown origin) + Italian -etta, feminine of -etto, diminutive suffix.]

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From Italian bruschetta.

Examples

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  • Pronunciation: brusˈket:a. Please!

    June 24, 2008

  • Yes please! Suggestion: brusˈket:ta. With fresh tomatoes and basil.

    June 24, 2008

  • Ummmmmmmmmmm. Bruschetta. I could live on it! Okay, I might also need a little wine -- but that's it!

    June 24, 2008

  • And no pease on it, please.

    June 24, 2008

  • Too late! I put hummus on everything!

    June 24, 2008

  • Interesting contrast between the Pro pronunciation and the two anglicised/amateur ones.

    June 7, 2010

  • Can't wait to get into the office tomorow to do mine! I do a mean 'bruschetta!'

    June 7, 2010

  • Prolagus's pronunciation may be good Italian, but it's not English. The "anglicised/amateur" pronunciation (broo-SKET-uh) is correct. — The Orthoepist

    September 17, 2010

  • *clears throat to pronounce hamburger*

    September 17, 2010

  • Bruschetahahaha! Go for it, Prolagus!

    September 17, 2010