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[te-truh-zee-nee; Italian te-traht-tsee-nee] /ˌtɛ trəˈzi ni; Italian ˌtɛ trɑtˈtsi ni/
[loo-ee-zah] /luˈi zɑ/ (Show IPA),
1874–1940, Italian operatic soprano.
(often lowercase) served over pasta with a cream sauce, often flavored with sherry, sprinkled with cheese, and browned in the oven:
chicken Tetrazzini.
Origin of Tetrazzini
(in def 2) after L. Tetrazzini, for whom it was first made Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Miss Jeanette Gilder was one of the ardent enthusiasts at the debut of Tetrazzini.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • As I reached it, I heard a trill as perfect as Tetrazzini's.

    The Golden Slipper Anna Katharine Green
  • I imagine that Tetrazzini, whom I have not yet heard, must have this bird-like quality.

  • If the singer is a celebrated person, like Melba or Tetrazzini, you say she was in her usual brilliant form.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Singing is as the breath of life to Tetrazzini—as natural as the air she breathes.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • I myself, on one occasion when Tetrazzini was singing from Lucia, ventured to lean over to my neighbour and whisper a word or two.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
  • He had intended to combine business with pleasure by taking Burke to hear Tetrazzini.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • Miss Jeannette Gilder was one of the ardent enthusiasts at the début of Tetrazzini.

  • And now and then I caught a high soprano note beyond the powers of a Tetrazzini.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for Tetrazzini


/Italian tetratˈtsiːni/
Luisa (luˈiːza). 1871–1940, Italian coloratura soprano
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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