Main meanings of panini in English

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Pronunciation /pəˈniːni/

nounplural noun panini, plural noun paninis/pəˈniːniːz/

(also panino)
  • A sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted.

    ‘There is prosciutto from last year hanging from a ceiling to dry-cure while 2003's batch sits on a wooden table with a basket of bread ready to make panini.’
    • ‘So I got the Italian panini with prosciutto, mozzarella and Italian dressing.’
    • ‘The take away trade was providing sandwiches in baguettes as well as panini, sliced korn loaf and white or brown scuffler.’
    • ‘Shops and carts selling crêpes and panini were common on the streets of Paris.’
    • ‘Drink espresso or eat a panino in a continental style cafe.’


Italian (plural), singular of panino, literally ‘bread roll’.

Main meanings of Panini in English

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Pronunciation /ˈpɑːnɪni/

proper noun

  • Indian grammarian. Sources vary as to when he lived, with dates ranging from the 4th to the 7th century BC. He is noted as the author of the Ashtadhyayi, a grammar of Sanskrit.