tasteful

adjective taste·ful \ ˈtāst-fəl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of tasteful

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

tastefully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

tastefulness

noun

Examples of tasteful in a Sentence

  1. a tasteful and attractive design

  2. a tasteful arrangement of white flowers and dark greenery

Recent Examples of tasteful from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tasteful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tasteful

1611


TASTEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

tasteful

adjective

Definition of tasteful for English Language Learners

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


TASTEFUL Defined for Kids

tasteful

adjective taste·ful \ ˈtāst-fəl \

Definition of tasteful for Students

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

tastefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tasteful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!