An example of spaghetti is a pasta dish made of long strings of pasta and tomato sauce.
- pasta in the form of long, thin strings, cooked by boiling or steaming and served with a sauce
- Elec. an insulating tubing somewhat resembling macaroni, used for sheathing a bare wire or several insulated wires
Origin of spaghettiIt, plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago, small cord
- Pasta in long, often thick strands.
- Electricity A slender tube of insulating material that covers bare wire.
Origin of spaghettiItalian pl. diminutive of spago cord from Late Latin spācum of unknown origin
- A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
- A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
- Informally, any type of pasta.
- Electrical insulating tubing.
- Anything tangled or confusing.
- A short form of spaghetti code.
- An individual strand is called a piece of spaghetti or a strand of spaghetti, or rarely spaghetto, derived from the Italian form.
- Often used with another noun to convey a spaghetti-like attribute, such as thinness (spaghetti strap, spaghetti stripes), Italian (spaghetti western), flexibility (spaghetti limbs), or intertwining strands (spaghetti code, spaghetti junction, spaghetti grid)
Italian (see Italian etymology below)