- a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
Origin of ziti
1925–30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for zitti
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!The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton
Mrs. Russell Barrington
Here an interesting pause took place; at length a lady named Zitti, Zitti.Franz Liszt
Word Origin and History for zitti
type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.
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