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

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Herron’s personal fashion sense is tasteful enough her wedding to wife Chelsea Forbes Herron was featured in the New York Times, earlier this year. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "Next wave Alabama musicians: hard-hitting drummer with style," 5 June 2019 Mayochup, a portmanteau of mayonnaise and ketchup, means something decidedly less tasty, or tasteful for that matter, in a dialect of the language spoken by the Cree, a large First Nations group. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Holy mayo! Heinz's new condiment Mayochup includes a bad word," 4 June 2019 If Lawrence's rock is any indication, the couple's taste seems to be luxurious, but tasteful. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Are Planning Their Wedding. Here's What We Know So Far.," 15 May 2019 The combination of Versace and Ralph Lauren pieces struck just the right note: tasteful tailoring with a touch of kitsch. Vogue, "Selena Gomez Pulls an Anti-Festival Fashion Moment at Coachella," 14 Apr. 2019 One tasteful way to weave them into a room is by layering it with another rug. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "What is a Jute Rug?," 20 Feb. 2019 Vogueworld This Week, Stars Went for Bold Gestures and Bright Colors 10 Slides There will always be a time for tasteful, understated fashion but, for the world’s most stylish, this was not that week. Vogue, "This Week, Stars Went for Bold Gestures and Bright Colors," 25 Mar. 2019 The two-, three- and four-story homes offer open floor plans with tasteful finishes. Houston Chronicle, "Somerset Green offers Inner Loop luxury," 2 Mar. 2018 In the heart of the emerging Chinatown bar scene, 103 Bed and Brews has six rooms with tasteful retro furnishings and a cool cafe with multiple cold brew coffees and Thai microbrews. New York Times, "36 Hours in Bangkok," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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