earthy

adjective
\ ˈər-thē How to pronounce earthy (audio) , -t͟hē How to pronounce earthy (audio) \
earthier; earthiest

Definition of earthy

1a : of, relating to, or consisting of earth earthy creatures like worms
b : suggestive of earth (as in texture, odor, or color) an earthy yellow
c : rough, coarse, or plain in taste earthy flavors
2a archaic : earthly, worldly
b : characteristic of or associated with mortal life on the earth prefers earthy to ethereal themes
3 : suggestive of plain or poor people or their ways: such as
a : practical, down-to-earth earthy problems of daily life
b : crude, gross earthy humor
c : plain and simple in style : unsophisticated earthy peasant cookery earthy decor

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Other Words from earthy

earthiness noun

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Examples of earthy in a Sentence

a blend of earthy colors The wine had an earthy flavor. Critics were impressed by the movie's earthy realism. food made with simple, earthy ingredients
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Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a drink called beetroot kvass, which tastes deep and life-giving and quite unlike anything else: rich and earthy, with a twang. Gareth Cook, Scientific American, "A Poetic, Mind-Bending Tour of the Fungal World," 24 June 2020 Swanson, a former investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, figured Cult of Glory as another earthy Texas history piece on the heels of Blood Aces, his fine book on Dallas’ Benny Binion. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "For all the baseball sins committed in Arlington, the name ‘Rangers’ feels like a minor one," 19 June 2020 Felt trivet-maker Graf Lantz is now making two styles of organic cotton face masks — one with ear loops and the other with over-the-head straps — in a variety of earthy tones. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Where to get a face mask if you're not a medical worker," 16 June 2020 This is a true unicorn pie with the application of walnuts, yes walnuts, roasted in truffle oil that soak up all of the great earthy flavor it is known for. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Back Unturned Brewing Co. a hidden downtown San Antonio pizza gem," 12 June 2020 BioShield utilizes natural materials such as clay, citrus extracts, essential oils, natural pigments, beeswaxes, and tree resins to achieve its rich, earthy aesthetic. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, "What Are Zero-VOC Paints? 9 Brands to Add Color to Your Home Without Harmful Chemicals," 12 June 2020 The chefs were asked to prepare dishes for a Tuscan food festival that spotlighted the delicate, earthy flavor of the white truffle. oregonlive, "‘Top Chef’ Season 17: Italy-filmed finale episodes begin with a surprise chef elimination," 5 June 2020 Doenjang, an earthy, piquant soybean paste, is the basis of its namesake stew and is also a key ingredient in ssam sauce for KBBQ lettuce wraps. Jane Sung, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Need to Bring Korean Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 1 June 2020 Graf Lantz Felt trivet-maker Graf Lantz is now making two styles of organic cotton face masks — one with ear loops and the other with over-the-head straps — in a variety of earthy tones. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Where to get a face mask if you're not a medical worker," 23 May 2020

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First Known Use of earthy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of earthy was in the 14th century

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“Earthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earthy. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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earthy

adjective
How to pronounce earthy (audio) How to pronounce earthy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of earthy

: suggesting earth or soil in texture, odor, color, etc.
: practical and straightforward : open and direct
chiefly US : plain and simple in style

earthy

adjective
\ ˈər-thē How to pronounce earthy (audio) \
earthier; earthiest

Kids Definition of earthy

1 : of or like earth an earthy smell earthy colors
2 : open and direct Voters like the mayor's earthy manner.
3 : not polite : crude earthy humor

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