• enPR: spəgĕtʹē, IPA: /spəˈɡɛti/
  • (America) IPA: [spəˈɡɛɾi]

spaghetti (uncountable)

  1. A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
  2. A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
  3. (informal) Any type of pasta.
  4. (informal) Electrical insulating tubing.
  5. (informal) Anything tangled or confusing.
  6. (countable) A spaghetti western.
  7. (informal, programming) Spaghetti code.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: gaine
  • German: Isolationsschlauch

spaghetti (spaghettis, present participle spaghettiing; past and past participle spaghettied)

  1. (intransitive) To become, or appear to become longer and thinner.
    The cables spaghettied onto the shoulder of the technician.
  2. (transitive) To stretch to become longer and thinner.
    He spaghettied the referee when he landed on him.

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