taste·​ful | \ ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio) \

Definition of tasteful

1 : having, exhibiting, or conforming to good taste a tasteful display

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Other Words from tasteful

tastefully \ ˈtāst-​fə-​lē How to pronounce tastefully (audio) \ adverb
tastefulness noun

Examples of tasteful in a Sentence

a tasteful and attractive design a tasteful arrangement of white flowers and dark greenery
Recent Examples on the Web This might not be the best time to buy something tasteful because you might be drawn to things that are too exotic or unusual to fit in. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 23, 2019: Cancer, kiss and make up; Capricorn, loosen up and relax," 23 Nov. 2019 The silhouette is boxy, the cladding is tasteful, and the overall look is rugged, size XS. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Hyundai's Subcompact Venue Speaks to the People," 20 Jan. 2020 The colors and patterns are tasteful and fashionable too. Popular Science, "Delightful drink coasters that protect your furniture and show off your sense of style," 16 Jan. 2020 For the most part, the houses were tasteful and modern although one owner had etched the binary code for his successful trading algorithm into the side of his dock. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Austin Getaway: A Grown-Up’s Guide to the Cool-Kid City," 15 Jan. 2020 Instead, rendered as a special effect, the character’s end becomes merely poignant—not terrifying or repulsive—making for a very tasteful death. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Beauty of Sam Mendes’s “1917” Comes at a Cost," 7 Jan. 2020 Both are exceptionally tasteful and deliver all the design elements and quality of a much more upscale brand at very affordable prices. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Our Favorite Holiday Pieces From the Scott Brothers' Collection at Kohl's," 5 Dec. 2019 Hadid, meanwhile, went more grungy: the model wore a slick black suit with an Iron Maiden tee, a tasteful necklace (perhaps from his own brand, Martyre?), and spiffy tasseled loafers. Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Seal Couple Style With a Kiss at the AMAs," 25 Nov. 2019 Lyrics, coupled with tasteful production choices, are truly the best way to express sentiments and elicit emotion. Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to '90s R&B-Influenced, 'Nostalgic to a Fault' #TBT Mixtape From 88Rising's NIKI," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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23 Feb 2020

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“Tasteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteful. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tasteful

: done or chosen with a knowledge of what is appealing, attractive, appropriate, or enjoyable : having or showing good taste


taste·​ful | \ ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio) \

Kids Definition of tasteful

: having or showing the ability to choose what is good, beautiful, or proper a tasteful color combination

Other Words from tasteful

tastefully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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