\ 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

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Juul has voluntarily stopped selling sweet and fruity flavors in bricks-and-mortar stores, curbed its use of social media and strengthened the age-verification tools on its website. Talal Ansari, WSJ, "San Francisco Set to Ban E-Cigarettes," 23 June 2019 Everyone loves their sweet and fruity flesh, but what about those pesky skins? Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, "How to Peel a Peach in Just a Few Easy Steps," 20 June 2019 Most olives take their names from their place of origin, such as the gorgeously green, mammoth, sweet and fruity Castelvetrano (Sicily) or the small, dark brown Nicoise (Nice, France). Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Marinating olives, Sicilian style and simply," 12 June 2019 Taps is partnering with fellow Bourse vendor Scoop DeVille for the frozen dessert portion of the equation, which draws out the fruity aromas of the semidry wine. Grace Dickinson,, "The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season," 6 June 2019 The tiny black olives make a beautiful golden oil rich in fatty acids and renowned for its fruity aroma. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Davines' Newest Shampoo Took 203 Years to Make," 8 May 2019 The base is a Belgian Gin that pays tribute to Magritte's country of origin, mixed with the surprisingly fruity flavors of Blue Curaçao, which gives it that Kate Middleton–sapphire color, and the mystic aromas of smoky Islay whisky. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "The Color of Kate Middleton's Wedding Ring, This Cocktail Will Be the Drink of Summer," 30 Apr. 2019 Laura Harrier sipped coconut water in waist-length box braids, surrounded by fruity friends. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Selena Gomez, SZA, and More," 24 Mar. 2019 An evening cocktail crawl should begin at Insurgentes, a split-level taco bar with fruity Mexican drinks like the Güero, a libation made with reposado tequila, lemon, and grapefruit juice. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá," 12 Apr. 2019

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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
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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