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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There is a subtlety and grace to this handsomely dressed production, but also a kind of starchy restraint that feels more timid than tasteful. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Uncle Vanya': Theater Review," 31 July 2019 While Godfrey's bass technique may not be Jack Bruce active or Bootsy Collins flashy, his heartfelt tasteful playing is essential to one of Huntsville's all-time bands, Microwave Dave & The Nukes. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "The ‘other guy’ in an iconic Huntsville band," 18 June 2019 In that sense, Kramer is the Zagat of tasteful suburbia. Luke Winkie, Vox, "Who are these people who write thousands of Amazon product reviews?," 14 June 2019 NeueHouse even offers tasteful decanters of mouthwash in the restrooms, with tiny paper cups, to keep everyone minty fresh. Jeanette Marantos, latimes.com, "How do you make people care? Throw a dinner party with Zooey Deschanel," 14 June 2019 The best single that Michael has released so far, catchy chorus and tasteful use of Auto-Tune in his vocals. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Listen to Italian Pop Artist Andrea Di Giovanni's Summer of Pride Playlist," 12 June 2019 The Great Eros Lingerie Set A pretty set in wine makes for a lovely present, while still within tasteful bounds. The Editors, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide," 11 Feb. 2019 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

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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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