[ fet-uh-chee-nee; Italian fet-toot-chee-ne ]
/ ˌfɛt əˈtʃi ni; Italian ˌfɛt tutˈtʃi nɛ /
Save This Word!
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
pasta cut in flat narrow strips.
WERE YOU BAMBOOZLED BY THE WORDS FROM FEBRUARY?
We understand! Words are tricky that way. Take this quiz on the Words of the Day from February, 2021, to show that you’re far from frumious!
Question 1 of 10
Which Word of the Day means “happening within or being the created world of a story”?
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021