taste·​ful ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio)
: having, exhibiting, or conforming to good taste
a tasteful display
tastefully adverb
tastefulness noun

Example Sentences

a tasteful and attractive design a tasteful arrangement of white flowers and dark greenery
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Word History

First Known Use

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 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


taste·​ful ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio)
: having or showing good taste
tastefully adverb
tastefulness noun

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