mouth·​wa·​ter·​ing ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯ-tə-riŋ How to pronounce mouthwatering (audio)
: arousing the appetite : tantalizingly delicious or appealing
a mouthwatering aroma
mouthwateringly adverb

Examples of mouthwatering in a Sentence

an eye-catching display of mouthwatering cakes and pastries
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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouthwatering was in 1897

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“Mouthwatering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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