[fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne]
- pasta cut in flat narrow strips.
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)
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Examples from the Web for fettuccine
Actually, it's more of a triumph of dehydration and fettuccine alfredo over the human body.The Office's Michael Scott's Funniest Moments
April 28, 2011
First and foremost, if you read the directions, your fettuccine should be done and resting by now.
Take a long, deep whiff of that aroma and ladle it over your warm fettuccine.
Cook the noodles or fettuccine according to the package directions and drain well.What to Eat: An Adult Halloween Dinner Party
The Daily Beast
October 20, 2009
Word Origin and History for fettuccine
1922, from Italian fettuccine, plural of fettuccina, literally "little ribbon," diminutive of fetta "slice, ribbon" (see fetta).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper