Definition of zesty
: having or characterized by zest : appealingly piquant or lively a zesty sauce zesty humor
zestilyplay \ˈze-stə-lē\ adverb
Examples of zesty in a Sentence
bland pasta that needs a zesty sauce
Recent Examples of zesty from the Web
The recipe is for an easy pan-fried halibut with a zesty garlic butter, a menu offering that ranked as a favorite of Stewart and his wife of 44 years, Gloria.
Also noteworthy is a Thai salad ($7.50/happy hour) that’s a refreshing hodgepodge of shredded green papaya, carrot, radicchio, curly kale, edamame beans, bell pepper and toasted cashews, tossed in sweet and zesty dressing with a hint of fresh mint.
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First Known Use of zesty
ZESTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of zesty for English Language Learners
: having a strong, pleasant, and somewhat spicy flavor
: lively and pleasing : full of zest
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