spicy

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adjective \ˈspī-sē\

Definition of spicy

spicier

;

spiciest

  1. 1 :  having the quality, flavor, or fragrance of spice

  2. 2 :  producing or abounding in spices

  3. 3 :  lively, spirited

  4. 4 :  piquant, racy; especially :  somewhat scandalous or salacious spicy gossip

spicily

play \ˈspī-sə-lē\ adverb

spiciness

play \ˈspī-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of spicy in a Sentence

  1. a spicy suggestion that earned him a slap in the face

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First Known Use of spicy

1562


SPICY Defined for English Language Learners

spicy

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adjective

Definition of spicy for English Language Learners

  • of food : flavored with or containing strong spices and especially ones that cause a burning feeling in your mouth

  • : exciting and somewhat shocking


SPICY Defined for Kids

spicy

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adjective \ˈspī-sē\

Definition of spicy for Students

spicier

;

spiciest

  1. 1 :  flavored with or containing spice a spicy sauce

  2. 2 :  somewhat shocking or indecent a spicy story

spiciness

noun


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