\ ˈtā-stē How to pronounce tasty (audio) \
tastier; tastiest

Definition of tasty

1a : having a marked and appetizing flavor a tasty meal
b : strikingly attractive or interesting a tasty bit of gossip

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Other Words from tasty

tastily \ ˈtā-​stə-​lē How to pronounce tastily (audio) \ adverb
tastiness \ ˈtā-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce tastiness (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for tasty

palatable, appetizing, savory, tasty, toothsome mean agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste. palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable. butterflies that birds find palatable appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste. appetizing hors d'oeuvres savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness. dumplings with savory fillings tasty implies a pronounced taste. a tart and tasty pie toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness. an enticing array of toothsome desserts

Examples of tasty in a Sentence

the tasty prospect of getting his revenge after all those years a selection of tasty doughnuts from the corner bakery
Recent Examples on the Web The central Virginia Piedmont, a few hours southwest of Washington, D.C., is a region of rolling foothills ablaze with color in the fall, winding roads that lead to now thriving vineyards, and small towns with big charms (plus tasty pies). Susan O'keefe, National Geographic, "How to see the Virginia Piedmont? Just follow Thomas Jefferson," 29 Nov. 2019 But one company might have a tasty solution to cut down our use of plastic dishware. Stephanie Bailey And Marion Edmunds, CNN, "Here's one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl," 29 Nov. 2019 So many birthday parties, celebrated beside the pond filled with tasty trout and another with bass, crappie and other panfish. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: As Indian Springs Trout Farm changes hands, ‘lots of memories’ remain," 29 Nov. 2019 Styles had teased the tasty title of this sensual, summery track on social media prior to its release. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Here Are the Lyrics to Harry Styles' 'Watermelon Sugar'," 27 Nov. 2019 The deceased is Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), who, by a tasty irony, happens to have written murder mysteries—eighty million copies of which have sold, in thirty languages. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Pastiche and Politics in “Knives Out”," 22 Nov. 2019 Luckily, pumpkin pie isn't completely off-limits for keto dieters; there are plenty of tasty ways to make the classic Thanksgiving dessert low-carb. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "5 Keto Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Complete Your Thanksgiving Menu," 21 Nov. 2019 The catfish, on the other hand, is surprisingly good — smallish filets with a tasty cornmeal crust, a perfectly flaky, steaming core and a delicious, almost sweet flavor. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Harold's Chicken Shack is a Chicago icon. Here's what to try at the first Arizona location," 20 Nov. 2019 The best options are healthy holiday recipes that add to the abundance and variety of the table – this roasted cauliflower salad with cranberries and pistachios is a tasty candidate. Lauren Joskowitz, USA TODAY, "Roasted cauliflower salad with cranberries & pistachios: Get the recipe," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tasty was in 1603

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5 Dec 2019

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“Tasty.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tastily. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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How to pronounce tasty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tasty

: having a good flavor : pleasing to the taste
: very appealing or interesting
British : very attractive


\ ˈtā-stē How to pronounce tasty (audio) \
tastier; tastiest

Kids Definition of tasty

: pleasing to the taste a tasty dessert

Other Words from tasty

tastiness noun

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