\ ˈze-stē How to pronounce zesty (audio) \
zestier; zestiest

Definition of zesty

: having or characterized by zest : appealingly piquant or lively a zesty sauce zesty humor

Other Words from zesty

zestily \ ˈze-​stə-​lē How to pronounce zesty (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of zesty in a Sentence

bland pasta that needs a zesty sauce
Recent Examples on the Web That potato salad was zesty and bracing in the best way, and never felt heavy or gloppy with mayo. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 Poached eggs, feta cheese, and stewed tomatoes make for a flavorful, zesty start to the day. Janae Mckenzie, Glamour, 4 May 2022 The zesty, foaming formula refreshes and renews your skin with every use. Try this gentle yet effective gel for a luxurious cleansing experience 33. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 So Fresh stays true to its name with a zesty burst of grapefruit and gooseberry that fades into musk and cedarwood as the hours pass. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 But the manager of the dining room immediately agreed to add the zesty condiment to the menu, ending the requirement that lawmakers bring their own heat and instantly elevating the quality of the Senate’s famous, if bland, bean soup. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 The cuisine is as zesty as the decor; unexpected flavor pairings dominate the menu, elevating home cooking to a gourmet standard. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 If variety is life’s spice, the Salomon Sense Ride 4 is zesty, with its ability to sample a wide range of flavorful terrains. Adam Chase, Outside Online, 9 Apr. 2021 The tamarind, or assam, is what gives this dish a zesty, fresh flavor that is worth every slurp. Rachel Phua, CNN, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zesty

1826, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Zesty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zesty. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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