noodle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “noodle” in the English Dictionary

"noodle" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈnuː.dl̩/

noodle noun (FOOD)

[C usually plural] a ​food in the ​form of ​long, ​thinstrips made from ​flour or ​rice, ​water, and often ​egg, ​cooked in ​boilingliquid: egg/​rice noodles instant/​crispy noodles chicken noodle ​soup

noodle noun (HEAD)

[C] US old-fashioned informal (UK noddle) the ​head or ​brain of a ​person: Did that ​hit you on the noodle? Use ​your noodle - ​clear the ​shelves before you ​paint the ​cupboard!

noodleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈnuː.dl̩/ US informal
to ​play a ​musicalinstrument without giving it ​full or ​seriousattention: I just ​sat at the ​piano noodling.
(Definition of noodle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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noodlenoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈnu·dəl/
a ​long, ​thinstrip of ​pasta made from ​flour, ​water, and sometimes ​eggs, and ​cooked esp. in ​boilingwater or ​soup
(Definition of noodle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “noodle”
in Korean 국수…
in Arabic مَعكرونة…
in Malaysian mi…
in French nouille(s)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 麵條…
in Italian spaghetto cinese, noodle…
in Spanish fideos, tallarines…
in Vietnamese mỳ sợi…
in Portuguese macarrão…
in Thai ก๋วยเตี๋ยว…
in German die Nudel…
in Catalan fideu…
in Japanese めん類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 面条…
in Indonesian mi…
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