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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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 When the couple launched Too Faced in the late 1990s, the beauty landscape was composed of tasteful nudes, somber browns, and minimalist packaging. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Tour the Maximalist Dream Home of Two California Beauty Gurus," 6 Feb. 2019 Keeping things compact without sacrificing style, this pretty option has elegant curves and a tasteful two-toned look. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All kinds of small dining tables for under $500," 1 Oct. 2018 For a lesson in this seamless carry off, look to Jennifer Lawrence, who strolled through the Place Vendôme this afternoon with boyfriend Cooke Maroney in tow, and her bombshell-leaning trademarks on tasteful display. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Has a Bombshell Bare Leg Moment in Paris," 8 Aug. 2018 The younger Hadid sister recently stepped out of her hotel in Paris sporting a simple, black bandeau bikini top and some tasteful underboob. Seventeen, "Bella Hadid Just Wore a Bikini Top on the Street, Looked Like a Total Badass," 29 June 2017 Gordon had made a name for himself designing tasteful dresses for young women about town, becoming a fixture in their circle along the way. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Meet Wes Gordon, the Young Man Leading the Next Chapter of Carolina Herrera," 8 Aug. 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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