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[tahl-yuh-tel-ee, Italian tah-lyah-tel-le] /ˌtɑl yəˈtɛl i, Italian ˌtɑ lyɑˈtɛl lɛ/
egg noodles cut in long, flat pieces.
Origin of tagliatelle
< Italian: flat noodles, equivalent to tagliat- (past participle stem of tagliare to cut < Late Latin tāliāre; see tailor1) + -elle, plural of -ella -elle Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tagliatelle
  • Look for swordfish carpaccio, chestnut flour tagliatelle with sausage and wild fennel and stuffed wild boar.
  • The truffles that came with the tagliatelle came boxed in rice.
  • tagliatelle is a wide pasta known as the perfect accompaniment for any hearty sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for tagliatelle


a form of pasta made in narrow strips
Word Origin
Italian, from tagliare to cut
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Word Origin and History for tagliatelle

1876, from Italian tagliatelle, plural noun from tagliare "to cut" (see entail).

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