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 His vision is transforming the space for the season with an 85-foot Christmas tree and tasteful lights strung up around the green space. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "How Bay Area restaurants are winterizing outdoor spaces: an 85-feet Christmas tree and fire pits," 6 Nov. 2020 The sheets come in 10 tasteful, muted colors, including charcoal and graphite stripe. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best linen sheets of 2020," 5 Nov. 2020 Its shape is well proportioned and attractive, and the tasteful red accents, 18-inch wheels, and subtle spoiler included with the GT treatment enhance the package rather than embarrass the driver. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Honda Civic Si vs. Kia Forte GT vs. VW Jetta GLI," 28 Oct. 2020 My exec on the project was Scott Rudin, who later became one of the best and most tasteful of producers. Clark Collis, EW.com, "From Critters 2 to Nightmare Cinema: Mick Garris' life in horror," 26 Oct. 2020 With its ground-hugging stance and fat Pirelli P Zero PZ4 summer tires—235/35R-20s in front, 265/35R-20s at the rear—an unadorned Cayman T is simple, tasteful, and purposeful. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T Simmers in Basic Excellence," 14 Sep. 2020 The nearly two-hour film is a too-tasteful tale of a woman ill-served by the men in her life. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: New Helen Reddy biopic is timely, watchable and frustrating," 11 Sep. 2020 The Halls are astute, sublimely tasteful, daring collectors of contemporary art. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Mass MoCA, the World’s Biggest Contemporary Art Museum, Looks Fantastic," 23 Sep. 2020 The tasteful cabin is business-like, blending traditional sports and racing touches with contemporary technology like a 12.3-inch display for digital instrumentation. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan’s Z Proto hints at seventh-generation sports car," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Tasteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteful. Accessed 26 Nov. 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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