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Main Entry: spaˇghetˇti
Pronunciation: spschwa-primarystressget-emacron
Function: noun
Etymology: from Italian spaghetti "pasta made in long strings," from spaghetti, plural of spaghetto "little string," from spago "string"
: a food made chiefly of a mixture of flour and water dried in the form of thin solid strings
Word History The Italian word spago means "cord, string." The suffix -etto in Italian, like the suffix -ette in English, means "little one." Added together, spago and -etto become spaghetto, which means "little string." "Little string" describes very well the shape of a strand of spaghetti. The word spaghetti is actually the plural form of spaghetto.


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