\ 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 tasty (audio) \ adverb
tastiness \ ˈtā-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce tasty (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 place is all about barbecue, Bourbon and beer (and a few other tasty bites). Marc Bona, cleveland, "16 Cleveland-area restaurants, dishes, drinks tied to NFL cities," 27 Apr. 2021 When Cookie reveals a talent for pastries, King-Lu convinces his new friend to go into business selling tasty treats at the local fort. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Nominated for Nothing: First Cow’s West was too wild for the Academy," 20 Apr. 2021 Goofy, who resides at the Brevard Zoo on Florida's Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, has taken his talent at the canvas to new heights, with the help of trainers and some tasty treats as rewards along the way. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Goofy the Cockatoo from the Brevard Zoo Is Quite the Artist," 18 Mar. 2021 And what’s clear from the ranking is that some companies are doing a far better job than others of keeping their tasty treats guilt-free. David Vetter, Forbes, "How Sustainable Is Your Easter Chocolate? Candy Companies Ranked, From Good To Rotten," 18 Mar. 2021 Hemp Crate Co brings a diverse collection of CBD products to your door, covering everything from sleep aids and post-workout balms to pet products and tasty treats. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "20 of the most popular subscriptions on Cratejoy," 2 Mar. 2021 Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and drizzled all over with melted chocolate, these perfect coconut macaroons are simple, tasty bites of heaven. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Coconut Macaroons," 11 Feb. 2021 And the meatball sub (called the Bomb for $6.09 as a nug) was pretty tasty served fresh and under a blanket of melted cheese. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando’s new Cheba Hut is all joke, no toke — but hey, the food’s not bad | Review," 15 Apr. 2021 Although the idea of eating an insect may make some squirm, cicadas are a great source of protein and perfectly tasty, said Marten Edwards, a biology professor at Muhlenberg College. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "No, they won't bite: Debunking 8 common myths about cicadas and the incoming Brood X," 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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29 Apr 2021

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“Tasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasty. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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