\ 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 Even those who stay away from caffeine are able to indulge in this tasty treat. Ebony Williams, ajc, 6 May 2022 Eventually, the shark came to the realization that the camera didn't make for a tasty treat and spit it out. David Strege, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 If a company were to market its dog or cat food by portraying it as a tasty treat for humans, too, what would the brand be called? The Week Staff, The Week, 4 Mar. 2022 The food is tasty, but the best part is the restaurant’s walls, which are covered with albums and tributes to Elvis. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2022 And at the end of it, all these greens are really super tasty too. Gina Loveless, Men's Health, 3 May 2022 Black radish, ramolaccio, is also quite tasty and is almost as prolific as the mustard. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The design is stunning, the service is relaxed but on-point, the breakfast is tasty, and the ambience is a beguiling blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Ann Abel, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The whole wheat bread is tasty with amazing flavor and an incredible crust. PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tasty

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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23 May 2022

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“Tasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasty. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for tasty


\ 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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