[ fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne ]
/ ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni; Italian ˌfɛt tutˈtʃi nɛ /
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
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