Definition of "pasta" [pas•ta]

  • Unleavened dough, made of wheat flour, water, and sometimes eggs, that is molded into any of a variety of shapes and boiled. (noun)
  • A prepared dish containing pasta as its main ingredient. (noun)

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Use "pasta" in a sentence
  • "Tonight I will: eat something delicious. * pasta pasta pasta*"
  • "The basic meaning of the word pasta today is nothing more specific than “paste.”"
  • "Laura said ... noble pig: the word pasta is for grown-ups, of course -- anything served at lunch to the girls in this house is a noodle."