adjective tooth·some \ˈtüth-səm\

: having a pleasing taste

Full Definition of TOOTHSOME

a :  agreeable, attractive
b :  sexually attractive <a toothsome blonde>
:  of palatable flavor and pleasing texture :  delicious <crisp toothsome fried chicken>
tooth·some·ly adverb
tooth·some·ness noun

Examples of TOOTHSOME

  1. <the movie star and his supermodel girlfriend are considered the most toothsome couple in Hollywood>

First Known Use of TOOTHSOME


Synonym Discussion of TOOTHSOME

palatable, appetizing, savory, tasty, toothsome mean agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste. palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable <butterflies that birds find palatable>. appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste <appetizing hors d'oeuvres>. savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness <dumplings with savory fillings>. tasty implies a pronounced taste <a tart and tasty pie>. toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness <an enticing array of toothsome desserts>.
TOOTHSOMENESS Defined for Kids


adjective tooth·some \ˈtüth-səm\

Definition of TOOTHSOME for Kids

:  pleasing to the taste :  delicious


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