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 tasteful (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 Take, for example, Prada’s tasteful American Express bracelet. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 Lebanese designer-to-the-stars Elie Saab toned down his aesthetic for spring with a simple and tasteful collection. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 2 Oct. 2021 Of course, many of the people who have come to prefer remote work will not be swayed by a sofa and a throw blanket, no matter how tasteful. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 21 Sep. 2021 The house is artfully decorated in shades of black and white, far more soothing and tasteful than one might expect from a 1970s rock star. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2021 The record features a tasteful selection of collaborators — from Megan Thee Stallion, Elton John, and Miley Cyrus, to Jack Harlow and Doja Cat. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 17 Sep. 2021 If Jennifer's ring is any clue, the duo isn't afraid of some tasteful extravagance. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 16 Sep. 2021 Depending on your height, the dress hits a little over the knees for a tasteful look that's super trendy this fall season. Sanah Faroke, PEOPLE.com, 16 Sep. 2021 The 122 rooms feature tasteful contemporary décor with lavish touches and marble bathrooms, and guests love the on-site spa with its hammock loungers, Jacuzzi, and Turkish steam bath. Devorah Lev-tov, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tasteful was in 1611

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“Tasteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteful. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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