\ ˈfrü-tē How to pronounce fruity (audio) \
fruitier; fruitiest

Definition of fruity

1a : relating to, made with, or resembling fruit
b : having the flavor or aroma of ripe fruit
2a : extremely effective, interesting, or enjoyable
b : sweet or sentimental especially to excess
c of a voice : rich and deep
3 slang : crazy, silly

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Other Words from fruity

fruitily adverb
fruitiness noun

Examples of fruity in a Sentence

She acts a little fruity. letters in which his effusive declarations of love are interlaced with snatches of shamelessly fruity poetry
Recent Examples on the Web Originally created in Venice, this cocktail combines prosecco with peach nectar or puree for a delightfully fruity drink. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "7 Italian Cocktails That Are Delicious, Refreshing, and Perfect for Summer (Video)," 19 May 2020 The fresh and fruity flavor of strawberries is a vibrant complement to lamb’s mild gaminess. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Lamb Chops with Mint Strawberry Sauce," 6 May 2020 Worcestershire, for example, gives Bloody Marys their savory kick, while cranberry juice adds a bitter, fruity hint to a cosmopolitan. Cole Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Cocktail," 24 Apr. 2020 Very ripe bananas are great for adding moisture and a subtle, fruity sweetness to baked goods. Saveur, "Ideas for Ripe Bananas," 6 May 2020 A few splashes of fruity white wine, sherry, or apple cider vinegar will do the trick, as will a whole world of briny condiments. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Fastest, Freshest Way to Transform a Can of Beans," 6 Apr. 2020 Lighter than traditional ice cream, this creamy, fruity take on the Indian drink is the perfect refreshing summer treat. Sara And Kory Martin, Country Living, "Mango Lassi Swirl Frozen Yogurt," 15 Apr. 2020 Are there sweet and fruity notes, like blackberries, prunes or coconut? Melissa Clark, New York Times, "How to Taste Chocolate," 11 Feb. 2020 The fermented juice then spends several years in small oak barrels to evolve into the delicately fruity pinkish vinegar. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Meet the ‘Orange Wine’ of Vinegars," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of fruity

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fruity was in 1657

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28 May 2020

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“Fruity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fruity

: tasting or smelling like fruit
US, informal : strange or crazy
British, of a voice : rich and deep


\ ˈfrü-tē How to pronounce fruity (audio) \
fruitier; fruitiest

Kids Definition of fruity

: relating to or suggesting fruit a fruity smell

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