Definition of palatable
1 : agreeable to the palate or taste The restaurant's chicken dishes are quite palatable.
2 : agreeable or acceptable to the mind attempted to make physics palatable to a broader range of students
palatabilityplay \ˌpa-lə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
palatablyplay \ˈpa-lə-tə-blē\ adverb
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Examples of palatable in a Sentence
a less than palatable beer
I did not find the idea of moving again very palatable.
Recent Examples of palatable from the Web
A growing number of entrepreneurs and researchers are working to turn foods like mushrooms, kelp, milk and tomato peels into edible — if not always palatable — replacements for plastics, coatings and other packaging materials.
Driving McConnell ‘Crazy’ Keeping some Obamacare tax increases in place for a while could yield the funds to make a health bill more palatable to GOP moderates such as Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.
Existing government money used for health care could cover half of that amount, but the other half may need to come from payroll taxes on workers and employers — not a politically palatable prospect.
The movie is less palatable, though, as some sentimental notes fit poorly with Martin’s often mordant humor.
That sequence would have been more palatable Monday night to the Nashville Predators than what transpired in the opening period of their first Stanley Cup finals appearance in team history.
Be forewarned, though, the flesh is not very palatable.
Although not technically a romper, coverall shorts are the romper’s sartorial antecedent, and one that’s much more palatable for guys who are more risk-averse.
Street Fighter IV pulls back on this a bit in an attempt to make the game more palatable for casual players.
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Did You Know?
Palatable comes from palate, a Latin-derived word for the roof of the mouth. The palate was once thought of as the seat of the sense of taste, so the word eventually came to mean "sense of taste," or broadly, "liking." Palatable has been used in English to refer to palate-pleasing foods since 1619, but it isn't our only—or our oldest—adjective for agreeable tastes. Savory dates from the 14th century. Toothsome has been around since 1551. Tasty was first used in the early 17th century. And appetizing has been gracing culinary reviews since 1653.
First Known Use of palatable
Synonym Discussion of palatable
PALATABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of palatable for English Language Learners
: having a pleasant or agreeable taste
: pleasant or acceptable to someone
PALATABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of palatable for Students
: pleasant to the taste
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