\ 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

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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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web In addition, Jones to win by submission (+275) looks pretty tasty. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes odds, picks and best bets," 6 Feb. 2020 Sovereign, the Iowa farmer, says the factory system is clean, efficient and meets consumer demand for inexpensive, tasty pork. Washington Post, "Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers," 6 Feb. 2020 With seasonal weather returning -- highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s -- most of north Alabama will begin prime time for crappie harvest, with the tasty panfish easy to find and catch from now through early April. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: It’s prime time for crappie fishing," 31 Jan. 2020 Burning prairie grass in the early spring helps new, fresh grass grow in its place—and that tasty new growth is like a magnet for hungry bison. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient poop reveals what happened after the fall of Cahokia," 29 Jan. 2020 Bats had been roosting in the trees where locals set up spigots to collect the tasty sap. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Bats, the source of so many viruses, could be the origin of Wuhan coronavirus, say experts," 29 Jan. 2020 Around the same time, in 1954, Steve and Gayle Henson opened a dude ranch in California, serving a tasty dip/dressing Steve developed while working in the Alaskan wilderness. Karen Elizabeth Watts, Dallas News, "How to create a ‘frycuterie’ board with 6 creative dips for your Super Bowl party," 28 Jan. 2020 Those performances were the tasty appetizers leading up to the main course: a musical tribute to the Pre-Grammy Gala’s 2020 Industry icon honoree. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Bad Boy Sean Combs Saluted as Industry Icon at Clive Davis, Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala," 26 Jan. 2020 The holiday cheese ball is a tradition too tasty to fall victim to petty snobbery. WSJ, "Crunch Time: Your Super Bowl Snacking Guide," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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14 Feb 2020

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“Tasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasty. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce tasty (audio)

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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