\ 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 tasty (audio) \ adverb
tastiness \ ˈtā-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce tasty (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 But the fundamental stories are improving, yields are tasty, and total returns should outpace the broad market this year. Moneyshow, Forbes, "3M, DuPont And J&J: A Fresh Take On 3 Old-Time Names," 5 Mar. 2021 On its own merits, the pork was tasty, with light smoky ribbons of meat that stayed moist, but not even a heavy application of sweet sauce could raise this beyond merely ho-hum. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Schertz's Purple Pig BBQ excels at Midwest barbecue's rib tips and is heavy on the sauce," 19 Feb. 2021 Kandah promised those customers who have never experienced Colossal Cupcakes are in for quite a sugary and tasty treat. John Benson, cleveland, "Colossal Cupcakes brings tasty options to brand-new North Olmsted location," 8 July 2020 Another tasty time: Help support area restaurants by joining in the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance’s monthly First Wednesday Chomp. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "A new perspective is always interesting: Whit & Whimsey," 19 Mar. 2021 Fans of Virginia viognier may want to check out this tasty version for a stylistic comparison. Washington Post, "Usher in spring with this delightfully crisp sauvignon blanc that costs just $14," 19 Mar. 2021 To elevate the flavors of the beef stroganoff, this tasty casserole includes a bit of horseradish and fresh dill. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Beef Stroganoff Recipes for You to Enjoy the Comforting Dish at Home," 19 Mar. 2021 Michael Mina's Bourbon Pub was our favorite for cozy, fire-side outdoor dining serving tasty bites and fun cocktails. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, "I Took a Ski Trip to Lake Tahoe During COVID — Here’s What It Was Like," 18 Mar. 2021 This tasty Frap is available only in October and November. Kate Friedman, Glamour, "Starbucks Secret Menu: 51 Best Drinks to Order," 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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5 Apr 2021

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“Tasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasty. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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 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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