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ziti

or zitti

[zee-tee] /ˈzi ti/
noun, Italian Cookery.
1.
a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
Origin of ziti
1925-1930
1925-30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin
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  • It is known that the subject of the charming trio zitti, zitti does not belong to Rossini—or, at least, did not till he took it.

    The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • My preachment will bore you, but you will (if you read it) detect an ensemble; but, for goodness' sake, zitti!

  • Here an interesting pause took place; at length a lady named zitti, zitti.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
Word Origin and History for zitti

ziti

n.

type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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