mouth·​wa·​ter·​ing | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯ-tə-riŋ How to pronounce mouthwatering (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of mouthwatering

: arousing the appetite : tantalizingly delicious or appealing a mouthwatering aroma

Other Words from mouthwatering

mouthwateringly \ ˈmau̇th-​ˌwȯ-​tə-​riŋ-​lē How to pronounce mouthwatering (audio) , -​ˌwä-​ \ adverb

Examples of mouthwatering in a Sentence

an eye-catching display of mouthwatering cakes and pastries
Recent Examples on the Web The prospect of what the Dynamic HDR Enhancer might be able to do with the VW1025ES’s 2,200 lumens of peak brightness (versus 2,000 on the already spectacular VW915ES) is pretty mouthwatering. John Archer, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 The world’s most mouthwatering cider doughnuts still come from Bartlett’s Orchard in Richmond. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2020 Between watching clips of dogs being absolutely adorable and mouthwatering shots of Thanksgiving food being prepared by friends, something caught my eye on Instagram today. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 27 Nov. 2019 So, in order to make this year's Labor Day festivities truly memorable, do yourself a favor and stock up on a few six-packs (or several) of the finest, most mouthwatering brews this summer had to offer. Fox News, 24 Aug. 2017 The Ruth’s Chris chefs create mouthwatering dishes including handcrafted, house-prepared classics and indulgent new creations. Ruth's Chris Steak House, Bon Appetit, 14 May 2018 There will, of course, be plenty of drama when the second legs are played next month: Barcelona’s home meeting with Chelsea, Juventus’s visit to Tottenham, even Real Madrid’s trip to Paris Saint-Germain all remain mouthwatering prospects. Rory Smith, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2018 For summertime wedding cakes, Amy Beck Cake Design has had mouthwatering success with a vibrant passionfruit curd. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, 25 July 2017 Atlético Madrid will play their opening match in the Audi Cup tomorrow - a four team tournament being held in Munich, with Napoli, Liverpool and the hosts Bayern Munich completing the mouthwatering lineup., 1 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of mouthwatering

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Mouthwatering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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