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What is the difference between "spaghetti" and "noodles"?


"Spaghetti" and "Noodles" are confusing for me. At first glance they seem to be exactly the same, but I'm not sure, is there any difference between them?? Thank you



Spaghetti is a specific type of noodle, it is an Italian type of specific size and shape.


Lots!  Shape, ingredients to make, how to cook, what to serve with. 

See a reference if you want to know the details.

Spaghetti refers to both a specific type of noodle (long and stringy) and a prepared pasta dish.


Examples of each: 

1. Boil the spaghetti for 12 minutes and then drain it.

2. I always order spaghetti and meatballs when I go to that restaureant.


The term noodle refers to any of a number of different shapes of pasta. For example, there is spaghetti, ziti, rigatoni, macaroni, etc. 


I hope this helps.

yes, spaghetti is a special type of noodle, but it is so common that it is frequently used as a generic term for pasta or noodles.

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