\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

Choose the Right Synonym for tasty

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

Everyone in the family can chow down on tasty treats from local food trucks and then enjoy the fireworks show later in the night. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix," 18 June 2018 Most of us don’t need an excuse to swing by the bakery in the morning and grab one or two or a baker’s dozen of the tasty treats, which have negative nutritional value but are still a great way to start the day. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find deals and freebies on National Donut Day in Louisville," 31 May 2018 Solo Cupcake: Cookies and cream cake and a cookie crumble buttercream frosting combine for a tasty treat. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fuel Star Wars Day with these out-of-this-world treats," 4 May 2018 Today’s Taste of Home recipe would make a tasty gluten-free treat for Arn to serve with her main dish. Teri Mena, sacbee, "Just dessert? It’s also gluten-free | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 If the cooks-to-be at Roberti Culinary Pathway make tilapia as good as catfish, some Jefferson Jaguars are in for a tasty treat. Charles Selle, Lake County News-Sun, "Selle: Roots in culinary fields being planted at Waukegan restaurant training site," 9 Apr. 2018 Some other tasty ideas: Chop up an avocado and use it as a garnish for black bean soup, mash it up into a sandwich spread for a healthier alternative to mayonnaise or simply scoop it straight from the skin! Rachel Morris, Woman's Day, "Eating This One Food Could Lower Your Bad Cholesterol," 7 Jan. 2015 Steal the famed chef’s favorite frankfurter trick, or dress your dog with these highly unusual but tasty accoutrements. Vogue, "Vogue’s Guide to the Ultimate Fourth of July," 2 July 2018 From a 2012 start with just $60,000 in savings, the duo has traveled the world looking for unusual and tasty sweets for adult connoisseurs. Ronald D. White, latimes.com, "She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina," 24 June 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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