\ 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

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 Retailers like Nordstrom and Sephora have tons of options to choose from, whether your taste is ultra-fruity or intensely earthy. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 19 Feb. 2022 This fun, super-fruity, light red wine is made from a southern French grape variety that’s rarely seen as a varietal bottling. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2021 Originally created in Venice, this cocktail combines prosecco with peach nectar or puree for a delightfully fruity drink. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 19 May 2020 The fresh and fruity flavor of strawberries is a vibrant complement to lamb’s mild gaminess. Paul Stephen,, 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, 24 Apr. 2020 Very ripe bananas are great for adding moisture and a subtle, fruity sweetness to baked goods. Saveur, 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, 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, 15 Apr. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fruity.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fruity

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Learn More About fruity

Dictionary Entries Near fruity

fruit wrap



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fruity

Cite this Entry

“Fruity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for fruity


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

Kids Definition of fruity

: relating to or suggesting fruit a fruity smell

More from Merriam-Webster on fruity

Nglish: Translation of fruity for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!