Simple Definition of palatable
: having a pleasant or agreeable taste
: pleasant or acceptable to someone
Examples of palatable in a sentence
a less than palatable beer
<I did not find the idea of moving again very palatable.>
Did You Know?
Palatable comes from "palate," a Latin-derived word for the roof of the mouth. The palate was once thought of as the seat of the sense of taste, so the word eventually came to mean "sense of taste," or broadly, "liking." "Palatable" has been used in English to refer to palate-pleasing foods since 1664, but it isn't our only - or our oldest - adjective for agreeable tastes. "Savory" dates from the 13th century. "Toothsome" has been around since 1551. "Tasty" was first used back in 1603. And "appetizing" has been gracing culinary reviews since 1653.
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Synonym Discussion of palatable
PALATABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of palatable for Students
: pleasant to the taste
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