[ puh-nee-nee ]
/ pəˈni ni /
noun, plural pa·ni·ni [puh-nee-nee], /pəˈni ni/, pa·ni·nis [puh-nee-neez] /pəˈni niz/
a usually pressed and grilled sandwich of Italian bread filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, etc.
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Sometimes pa·ni·no [puh-nee-noh] /pəˈni noʊ/ .
Origin of panini
First recorded in 1955–60; from Italian panini, plural of panino “a roll, sandwich,” diminutive of pane “bread,” from Latin pān- (stem of pānis ) “bread” + -ini, plural of diminutive suffix -ino, from Latin -īnus adjective suffix meaning “of or pertaining to, made of”; see -ine1
Words nearby panini
Definition for panini (2 of 2)
[ pah-nee-nee for 1; pah-nee-nee for 2 ]
/ ˈpɑ ni ni for 1; pɑˈni ni for 2 /
flourished c400 b.c., Indian grammarian of Sanskrit.
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Example sentences from the Web for panini
Panini, who obtained celebrity as a painter of architectural subjects, was born at Piacenza, and studied in Rome.
Panini, great philologist of ancient India, paid this tribute to the mathematical and psychological perfection in Sanskrit.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for panini
/ (pæˈniːnɪ) /
noun plural -ni or -nis
a type of Italian bread, usually served grilled with a variety of fillings
Word Origin for panini
C20: from Italian, pl of panino a bread roll
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