Spaghetti vs Vermicelli - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spaghetti and vermicelli

is that spaghetti is a type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings while vermicelli is long, slender pasta, similar to spaghetti, only thinner.

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spaghetti

Noun

(-)
  • A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
  • A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
  • Informally, any type of pasta.
  • Electrical insulating tubing.
  • Anything tangled or confusing.
  • A short form of spaghetti code .
  • Usage notes

    * An individual strand is called a piece of spaghetti'' or a ''strand of spaghetti'', or rarely ''spaghetto , derived from the Italian form. * Often used with another noun to convey a spaghetti-like attribute, such as thinness (spaghetti strap'', ''spaghetti stripes''), Italian (''spaghetti western''), flexibility (''spaghetti limbs''), or intertwining strands (''spaghetti code'', ''spaghetti junction'', ''spaghetti grid )

    Derived terms

    * Flying Spaghetti Monster * spaghetti bolognese * spaghetti code * spaghettification * spaghetti junction * spaghetti strap * spaghetti western * sketti, pasghetti

    See also

    * noodle * pasta * spag

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    vermicelli

    Noun

    (-)
  • long, slender pasta, similar to spaghetti, only thinner.