\ˈfrü-tē \
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

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While both models haven't previously rocked this particular tone as much as, say, the Barbie pink that seems to be taking over both of their families’ wardrobes, their choice of the bright, fruity hue comes as no surprise. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid Coordinate Their Looks in Paris," 27 Sep. 2018 In addition to traditional and contemporary craft ciders, Finnriver makes botanical ciders, including a soft, fruity blend of black currant and lavender, and a crisp, tart cranberry-rosehip mix. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Destination Dining: Finnriver Farm & Cidery," 25 Sep. 2018 Ticino’s quirkiest offering is Bianco di Merlot, a white made from red grapes that’s light, crisp, and virtually colorless—be warned, though, as its fruity taste is polarizing. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Swiss Wine Vacation We All Need to Take," 11 Sep. 2018 These wines merge savory and fruity flavors perfectly, with a mix of heady saffron and ginger flavors mixing with ripe, lush stone fruit. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 Despite the clothes strewn around the room and leftover takeout on plates, the room had a pleasant, fruity smell. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he still has hope," 6 Aug. 2018 Then, Kim Kardashian made fruity scents great again with her latest Kimoji fragrance line. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "St. Ives Apricot Scrub Releases Rollerball Fragrance," 2 Aug. 2018 Strawberry Sparkle Summer is almost here so toss those dry, boring brews aside and gear up for hot weather with a deliciously light, fresh and fruity drink. Fox News, "7 cool cocktails for a swanky summer party," 26 May 2017 Preferably someplace with inexpensive, fruity drinks. Sharon Coolidge,, "Sunday afternoon dancing? Yep. This Cincinnati couple has revived LGBTQ tea dances.," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of fruity

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of fruity

: tasting or smelling like fruit

: strange or crazy

of a voice : rich and deep


\ˈfrü-tē \
fruitier; fruitiest

Kids Definition of fruity

: relating to or suggesting fruit a fruity smell

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