\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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Preferably someplace with inexpensive, fruity drinks. Sharon Coolidge,, "Sunday afternoon dancing? Yep. This Cincinnati couple has revived LGBTQ tea dances.," 22 June 2018 Big, fruity reds, for example, that are high in alcohol and give the impression of sweetness, tend to overpower most foods. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Aligoté Defense Rests," 28 June 2018 For too long, fruity beers have been cloying, or overly fruity, or simply gross—the high-femme counterpoint to a pumpkin stout that no one asked for. Marian Bull, GQ, "Why You Need Fruity Beers in Your Cooler This Summer," 2 July 2018 The flour is mild (not fruity) and is often used in baking and as a thickener for gravies and smoothies. Grace Dickinson,, "Beyond bugs: 12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market and what to do with them," 16 May 2018 The result is a bright, fruity and refreshing blend that tastes just like what it should: fresh fruit in fresh beer. Josh Noel,, "Drink This! Thirst-quenching Pineapple Radler from Revolution Brewing, exclusively at Big Star," 28 June 2018 The Adonis substituted sweet vermouth for the dry, producing a fruitier, brighter aperitif. Jane Black, New York Times, "In Summer’s Heat, Lighter Cocktails Keep You on Your Feet," 18 May 2018 Strawberries in Red Wine Syrup Serves 6 500g strawberries Zest of 1 lemon, in long thick strips 100g caster sugar 1 bottle of fruity red wine Hull and halve the strawberries, then pile them high in a large bowl. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "How to Host a Gorgeous Summer Dinner Party Without Cooking," 22 June 2018 Highly tart, sour beers can take on many forms, including Belgian-style Lambic beer, fruity Flanders ale and lemony Berliner Weisse beer. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "How to Talk About Beer Like a Pro on National Beer Day," 7 Apr. 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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