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
Some pieces are densely packed with figures and vibrant earthy colors.
Courtly grace rubbed elbows with earthy peasant humor, and the concluding presto was alive with the ebullience Haydn dished out like no other composer.
Tuscany: The region of Tuscany in central Italy evokes myriad images: of rolling hills, sleepy villages and dreamy vistas; earthy cooking and regional wines; Renaissance treasures such as the cities of Florence, and Pisa with its leaning tower.
Wednesday, Aug. 9: The Wine Spot is teaming with Cain Park for a tasting of Earthy Blends.
The Vietnamese bar (65 percent) conveys smoke and spice, and the Peruvian bar is buttery, earthy and kissed with a hint of passion fruit: Chocolate by Johnny Iuzzini, $10 per bar, goldbely.com/johnny-iuzzini.
An English IPA that shows the floral, earthy, and fruity range of Fuggels and Golding hops.
The League of American Bicyclists has assembled its annual Bike Friendly Business rankings, a list of companies that includes earthy crunchy cycle shops and multi-million dollar companies.
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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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