The main difference between Macaroni and Spaghetti is that the Macaroni is a dry pasta variety and Spaghetti is a type of pasta
Macaroni (, Italian: Maccheroni) is dry pasta shaped like narrow tubes. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni. Some home machines can make macaroni shapes, but like most pasta, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion. The curved shape is created by different speeds of extrusion on opposite sides of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine.
In North America, the word “macaroni” is often used synonymously with elbow-shaped macaroni, as it is the variety most often used in macaroni and cheese recipes. In Italy, the noun maccheroni refers to straight, tubular, square-ended pasta corta (“short-length pasta”). Maccheroni may also refer to long pasta dishes such as maccheroni alla chitarra and frittata di maccheroni, which are prepared with long pasta like spaghetti.
Spaghetti (Italian pronunciation: [spaˈɡetti]) is a long, thin, solid, cylindrical pasta. Spaghettoni is a thicker form of spaghetti, while capellini is a very thin spaghetti. It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Like other pasta, spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water and sometimes enriched with vitamins and minerals. Authentic Italian spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but elsewhere it may be made with other kinds of flour. Typically the pasta is white because refined flour is used, but whole wheat flour may be added.
Originally, spaghetti was notably long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now it is most commonly available in 25–30 cm (10–12 in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it, and it is frequently served with tomato sauce or meat or vegetables.
A type of pasta in the form of short tubes; sometimes loosely, pasta in general. from 17th c.
A fop, a dandy; especially a young man in the 18th century who had travelled in Europe and who dressed and often spoke in an ostentatiously affected Continental manner. from 17th c.
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 spaghetti western.
To become, or appear to become longer and thinner.
“The cables spaghettied onto the shoulder of the technician.”
To stretch to become longer and thinner.
“He spaghettied the referee when he landed on him.”
pasta in the shape of narrow tubes.
an 18th-century British dandy who imitated continental fashions.
pasta made in solid strings, between macaroni and vermicelli in thickness.
an Italian dish consisting largely of spaghetti, typically with a sauce.