tasty

adjective
\ 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

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

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Enjoy a tasty Berber dinner, then gather around a glowing bonfire for a storytelling session. National Geographic, "Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara," 17 June 2019 This sweet and tart treat is possibly the best way to combine two of summer’s tastiest fruits. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Raise the (cookie) bar with these 7 irresistible recipes," 17 June 2019 Kids ages 8-11 will create tasty treats that are healthy, too. Rich Heileman, cleveland.com, "Berea’s Old Stone House still in limbo: Around The Town," 14 June 2019 This week when rainbow flags fly high during the 2019 Houston Pride Festival, capping a month's worth of Pride festivities for the LGBT community, the colors will also adorn some of Houston's tastiest treats. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The sweet side of 2019 Houston Pride," 13 June 2019 The marbling when cooked is just enough to retain some of the good tasty fat, while the lean muscle provides a good meaty finish. al.com, "Barbecue tips from Auburn’s Bow & Arrow chefs," 12 June 2019 The only way to have variety and truly tasty garlic is to grow your own. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019 The additional sugar supplements whatever natural sweetness the strawberries might be lacking, and helps to draw out their juices to form a tasty, ruby red syrup. Molly Baz, Bon Appétit, "These 2 Ingredients Make Even Mediocre Berries Taste Irresistible," 11 June 2019 After collecting the tasty bivalves, the group will return to the plant to learn about processing methods, practice shucking, and taste some premium PEI oysters. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 11 June 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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tasty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tasty

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

tasty

adjective
\ 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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