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ziti

or zit·ti

[zee-tee]
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noun Italian Cookery.
  1. a tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce.
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Origin of ziti

1925–30; < Italian zite, ziti, plural of zita, zito, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for zitti

Historical Examples

  • It is known that the subject of the charming trio Zitti, Zitti does not belong to Rossini—or, at least, did not till he took it.

    The Life of Rossini

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • My preachment will bore you, but you will (if you read it) detect an ensemble; but, for goodness' sake, zitti!

  • Here an interesting pause took place; at length a lady named Zitti, Zitti.

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker


Word Origin and History for zitti

ziti

n.

type of tubular pasta, plural of zita (1845), from Italian.

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