Definition of earthy
1a : of, relating to, or consisting of earth earthy creatures like wormsb : suggestive of earth (as in texture, odor, or color) an earthy yellowc : rough, coarse, or plain in taste earthy flavors
3 : suggestive of plain or poor people or their ways: such asa : practical, down-to-earth earthy problems of daily lifeb : crude, gross earthy humorc : plain and simple in style : unsophisticated earthy peasant cookery earthy decor
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
Recent Examples of earthy from the Web
A distressed wood chest cabinet with streaks of forest green and teal add an earthy feel to the kitchen where a round chandelier with dangling shells and glass beads hangs over a round wooden table.
Though the hotel is typically a bright pink color (hence the name), it was painted in more earthy tones.
This grilled salmon is a total triple threat: sweet, spicy and earthy. 1 lb.
For Shindigs' Willis burger, the earthy flavors of truffle combine with sharp gorgonzola cheese, sweet seasonal mostarda, and peppery arugula.
Over the next year or so, scientists will be crunching numbers and extrapolating from that population of 50 rocky worlds to come up with a galactic, Earthy census.
This inky, hearty rosé is a palate-pleaser for those who like something with earthy and meaty flavors.
Due in part to the Brettanomyces yeast within, this beer can be a little finicky, but when done right, this earthy, fruity, leathery beer is as complex, fascinating and rewarding as beer gets.
Production designer Alice Normington has created a setting that is sensual, earthy and naturalistic.
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First Known Use of earthy
EARTHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earthy for English Language Learners
: suggesting earth or soil in texture, odor, color, etc.
: practical and straightforward : open and direct
: plain and simple in style
EARTHY Defined for Kids
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