[te-truh-zee-nee; Italian te-traht-tsee-nee]
- Lu·i·sa [loo-ee-zah] /luˈi zɑ/, 1874–1940, Italian operatic soprano.
- (often lowercase) served over pasta with a cream sauce, often flavored with sherry, sprinkled with cheese, and browned in the oven: chicken Tetrazzini.
Origin of Tetrazzini
(in def 2) after L. Tetrazzini, for whom it was first made
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Examples from the Web for tetrazzini
I imagine that Tetrazzini, whom I have not yet heard, must have this bird-like quality.
As I reached it, I heard a trill as perfect as Tetrazzini's.The Golden Slipper
Anna Katharine Green
Singing is as the breath of life to Tetrazzini—as natural as the air she breathes.Vocal Mastery
If the singer is a celebrated person, like Melba or Tetrazzini, you say she was in her usual brilliant form.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Miss Jeanette Gilder was one of the ardent enthusiasts at the debut of Tetrazzini.Toaster's Handbook
Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
- Luisa (luˈiːza). 1871–1940, Italian coloratura soprano
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