\ 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

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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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The tastier name Reddit prevailed; Snoo, more pleasingly spelled, lived on with the mascot. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "The Transformative Power of Reddit's Alien Mascot," 6 July 2018 Working his guide magic at Choke Canyon for the last decade, Catfish Marv has developed a special knack of hooking up clients with 25-fish limits of the tasty blues and their channel catfish cousins. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Hot weather cats: Choke Canyon angling kicks into summer mode," 5 July 2018 Meat is tasty, and gasoline is an incredibly useful fuel, so in both cases, people are willing to pay for them. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The best thing you can do to stop climate change is to vote against Republicans," 27 Nov. 2018 The service was friendly, the huge portions were tasty, and the entire cafe, decorated with plastic plants and picnic table seating, looked impeccably clean. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Most Restaurants Ace Their Health Inspections, but a Few Still Get Unsavory Grades," 30 Oct. 2018 Swift found time between her busy concert schedule to prepare a homemade (and tasty) tribute to one of her original squad members. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Baked Selena Gomez a Long-Distance Birthday Cake, and It's Peak Celeb Friendship," 22 July 2018 There are plenty of places throughout the Houston area that can fill up you and your date with some really tasty food. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Unique dinner dates in Houston under $20," 11 Jan. 2018 Basically, the menu will be completely different from the formality and decadence of their wedding day, instead opting for fun, relaxed, and tasty treats, which sounds like the perfect party. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Menu Mixes Formal Food with Fun Snacks," 1 Oct. 2018 Current Time 0:00 / Duration 1:23 See the tasty plates from the Main Event at the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Advertisement Check out the best tasting plates of food from the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival's Main Event. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 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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