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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mak-uh-roh-nee]
    • /ˌmæk əˈroʊ ni/
    • /ˌmæk.ərˈəʊ.ni/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mak-uh-roh-nee]
    • /ˌmæk əˈroʊ ni/

Definitions of macaroni word

  • noun plural macaroni small, tubular pasta prepared from wheat flour. 1
  • noun plural macaroni an English dandy of the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms, clothes, etc. 1
  • noun macaroni A variety of pasta formed in narrow tubes. 1
  • noun macaroni pasta 1
  • noun macaroni 18th-century dandy 1
  • uncountable noun macaroni Macaroni is a kind of pasta made in the shape of short hollow tubes. 0

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Origin of macaroni

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; earlier maccaroni < dialectal Italian, plural of maccarone (Italian maccherone). See macaroon

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Parts of speech for Macaroni


macaroni popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

macaroni usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for macaroni

noun macaroni

  • tortellini — navel-shaped pasta
  • spaghetti — a white, starchy pasta of Italian origin that is made in the form of long strings, boiled, and served with any of a variety of meat, tomato, or other sauces.
  • penne — a type of tubular pasta having diagonally cut ends.
  • shells — a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk.
  • pasta — any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed.

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