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ˌmæk əˈroʊ nimac·a·roni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macaroninoun

    a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms

    "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"

  2. macaroninoun

    pasta in the form of slender tubes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macaroninoun

    long slender tubes made of a paste chiefly of wheat flour, and used as an article of food; Italian or Genoese paste

    Etymology: [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

  2. Macaroninoun

    a medley; something droll or extravagant

    Etymology: [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

  3. Macaroninoun

    a sort of droll or fool

    Etymology: [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

  4. Macaroninoun

    a finical person; a fop; -- applied especially to English fops of about 1775

    Etymology: [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

  5. Macaroninoun

    the designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich uniform

    Etymology: [Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.]

Freebase

  1. Macaroni

    Macaroni is a variety of dry pasta made with durum wheat. Elbow macaroni noodles normally do not contain eggs, and are normally cut in short, hollow shapes; however, the term refers not to the shape of the pasta, but to the kind of dough from which the noodle is made. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The curved shape is caused by the different speeds on either side of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine. The name derives from Italian maccheroni, however Italians use maccheroni to refer to any form of pasta, whatever the shape, whether it is straight, tubular, two-inch or longer pasta. A different name, chifferi or lumaconi, refers to the elbow-shape pasta of this article. According to legend, macaroni was brought to Italy by Marco Polo, returning to Venice from China in 1292. This hypothesis has long been disproved, since it seems that macaroni was already used in Italy at least a century before, like pasta in general; Moroccan geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi, who lived in Sicily, documented macaroni in Sicily and in particular in Trabia. The academic consensus supports that the word is derived from the Greek μακαρία, a kind of barley broth which was served to commemorate the dead, which in turn comes from μάκαρες, "blessed dead", and that from μακάριος, collateral of μάκαρ, meaning "blessed, happy". The Italian linguist G. Alessio argues that the word can have two origins: the first from the Medieval Greek μακαρώνεια "dirge", which would be passed to mean "funeral meal" and then "food to serve" during this office, in which case the term would be composed of the double root of μακάριος "blessed" and αἰωνίος, "eternally", and the second from the Greek μακαρία "barley broth", which would have added the suffix -one.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Macaroni

    mak-a-rō′ni, n. a kind of paste or dough prepared from the glutinous granular flour of hard varieties of wheat, pressed out through a perforated vessel into long tubes, and then dried: a medley: something fanciful and extravagant: a fool: a fop:—pl. Macarō′nis, Macarō′nies.—n. Macaron′ic, a confused heap, a medley: a macaronic poem.—adjs. Macaron′ic, Macarō′nian, like a macaroni, trifling, affected: of a kind of burlesque verse, consisting of modern words Latinised, or Latin words modernised, intermixed with genuine Latin words. [Old It. maccaronimaccare, to crush.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Macaroni

    a fine wheaten paste made into long thin tubes, and manufactured in Italy and the S. of France.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Macaroni

    From the Italian macare, to crush, to bruise, through Macarone, a mixture, a medley. This confection originally consisted of cheese and bread paste squeezed into balls.

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  1. Romanica

  2. armonica

  3. marocain

  4. armoniac

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macaroni in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macaroni in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of macaroni in a Sentence

  1. Richard McCloud:

    Ten dollars is three pounds of hamburger and some macaroni for a family, maybe it's no big deal if you work, but it's a big deal to people that don't have access to $ 10.

  2. Matt Judon:

    I’m not even gonna answer your question. I’m gonna tell you: We got to get macaroni and cheese off the table.

  3. Kraft Heinz:

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  4. Vanessa Oddo:

    We think that unemployment (resulting in decreased income) could render fruits and vegetables and other more healthful foods unaffordable. This would likely lead to increased consumption of cheaper, highly processed convenience foods (e.g. boxed macaroni and cheese).

  5. Kaiser Greenland:

    With every step we say something we're grateful for. I'm grateful for macaroni and cheese, I'm grateful for my puppy, I'm grateful for you, that sort of thing.

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