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fettuccine

[ fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne ]
/ ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni; Italian ˌfɛt tutˈtʃi nɛ /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

pasta cut in flat narrow strips.

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Also fet·tuc·ci·ni [fet-uh-chee-nee]. /ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni/.

Origin of fettuccine

1910–15; <Italian, plural of fettuccina, diminutive of fettuccia, diminutive of fetta slice, ribbon <*offetta<Latin off(a) flour cake, lump of food + Italian -etta diminutive suffix (see -ette)

usage note for fettuccine

See zucchini.
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