\ ˈtā-stē \
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 \ adverb
tastiness \ˈtā-stē-nəs \ 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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Bringing really tasty gluten-free stuff to the community is a goal. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Creative cakes for kids turned into a small business for Wauwatosa woman," 13 July 2018 Becca's actual snacks aren't that tasty or interesting. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Season 14, Episode 7 Recap: Becca Picks A Supreme Court Nominee," 10 July 2018 Dreams, reality, and astonishingly tasty food coexist without a hint of skepticism. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "My 100% Hypothetical Fantasy Cookout," 25 May 2018 But, what if your Friday night pizza order was more than just tasty? Daily Intelligencer, "4 Start-ups Actively Making NYC a Better Place," 7 Apr. 2018 Michael Butler, the head of human capital, came from Ensign-Bickford Industries, whose subsidiaries are involved in everything from defense contracting to making pet food tastier. Bloomberg.com, "Cohen Scrutinizes Culture at Point72 After Haynes’s Departure," 19 Mar. 2018 Huntsville's MidCity and CityCentre developments just got a lot tastier. William Thornton, AL.com, "Southern Fried Hospitality coming to MidCity, CityCentre," 12 Mar. 2018 With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, such as the house mozzarella, which is pulled from curds each day and made into Fiori di latte, the end results are highly tasty. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018 So if pineapple juice actually can make your private parts fresher and tastier, what's the ingredient in the juice that does the trick? Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Why Kim Kardashian Wants You to Google Pineapple Juice," 9 July 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

: very attractive


\ ˈtā-stē \
tastier; tastiest

Kids Definition of tasty

: pleasing to the taste a tasty dessert

Other words from tasty

tastiness noun

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