mouthwatering

adjective
mouth·wa·ter·ing | \-ˌwȯ-tə-riŋ, -ˌwä-\

Definition of mouthwatering 

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

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mouthwateringly \-lē \ adverb

Examples of mouthwatering in a Sentence

an eye-catching display of mouthwatering cakes and pastries

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The Ruth’s Chris chefs create mouthwatering dishes including handcrafted, house-prepared classics and indulgent new creations. Ruth's Chris Steak House, Bon Appetit, "How a New Orleans Staple Became a Worldwide Steak House Icon," 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, "The ‘Two Worlds’ of the Champions League Keep Drifting Apart," 22 Feb. 2018 For summertime wedding cakes, Amy Beck Cake Design has had mouthwatering success with a vibrant passionfruit curd. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "Wedding Cake Trends of 2017: Goodbye Ombré, Hello Watercolor Frosting," 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. SI.com, "Atletico Madrid Boss Diego Simeone Unfazed by Barca's Rumoured Interest in Club Talisman," 1 Aug. 2017 For summertime wedding cakes, Amy Beck Cake Design has had mouthwatering success with a vibrant passionfruit curd. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "Wedding Cake Trends of 2017: Goodbye Ombré, Hello Watercolor Frosting," 25 July 2017 If the seedings hold, del Potro and Murray will meet in the third round, a mouthwatering prospect given their two tussles in 2016 were classics. CNN, "Clay gets his car dirty but Kyrgios wins at French Open along with Murray," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of mouthwatering

1897, in the meaning defined above

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