\ 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
2 : tasteful

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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

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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

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Summer Mead-Tasting — Enjoy a mead-tasting that is paired with tasty bites from the Charlou kitchen. Anchorage Daily News, "It’s Sousapalooza! time," 20 June 2019 The menu has a variety of tasty Latin-American bites and a serious bar program to boot. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Lolito brings unique Latin American flavors to Stillwater," 19 June 2019 Vegan options include a rich beetroot broth infused with orange and dill, tasty bites like green and violet olives with hummus and walnut purée, as well as a satisfying range of farm-fresh and hearty salads. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "There’s a Fresh Crop of Vegan Restaurants in Dublin," 15 Mar. 2019 The five-day festival celebrating the city’s maritime history includes something for everyone — from sunset cruises on the Delaware River to tasty seafood bites at the Waterfront Festival. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "Everything you need to know about the tall ships in Philadelphia this weekend," 23 May 2018 More than a dozen urban winery members gather to offer tastings and meet-and-greets with local winemakers, along with live entertainment and tasty bites. 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 1. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Chefs dish up literary delights at annual Eat. Drink. Read.," 17 May 2018 Despite the early morning hours that the wedding will air in the U.S. (7 a.m. on Saturday), these restaurants are opening their doors early so that customers can watch all the festivities while consuming some tasty bites. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Royal wedding watch parties and specials in Baltimore," 17 May 2018 Of course, the festival offers a glut of ribs from more than 10 restaurants, along with other tasty bites from a dozen more. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Musical lineup for 20th annual Ribfest announced," 16 May 2018 Accompanying the wine are artisan breads and cheeses, sweets, sushi and other tasty bites. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "10 best food and drink festivals in May around Phoenix," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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