\ 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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Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto This nutrient-dense sauce can be slathered on toast or added to pasta or spiralized veggie noodles for a tasty side dish. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "5 Things Nutritionists Load Up on at Trader Joe's," 22 May 2018 Find fiber in tasty snacks like raspberries, pistachios, avocado, carrots, sweet potatoes, cocoa powder and even popcorn! Tina Ferraro, Teen Vogue, "Period Blood Color Guide: What Colored Blood Means For Your Health," 9 Aug. 2018 In the end, Azul feels like something more than a tasty snack and less than a full five-course meal. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Review: Azul, board game of the year?," 28 July 2018 Head of Taste Team Emily Spicer whips together this tasty snack in the latest edition of Emily's Easy Entertaining. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "Cardamom-Poached Apricots like heaven in your mouth," 31 May 2018 Their Juneau brewery offered a flight of more obscure flavors, including an especially tasty one brewed with local spruce tips. Mark Adams, New York Times, "A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage," 21 May 2018 That means many other creatures—rats, ferrets and wild dogs, to name a few—view you as a tasty snack. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Amazing animal adventures: See the world’s smallest penguins in New Zealand," 25 Apr. 2018 Besides the tasty snacks, the pairing is an opportunity to learn. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando Brewing, Orlandough pair up beer and doughnuts in event," 19 Jan. 2018 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

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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 \
tastier; tastiest

Kids Definition of tasty

: pleasing to the taste a tasty dessert

Other Words from tasty

tastiness noun

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