zingy

adjective
\ˈziŋ-ē \
zingier; zingiest

Definition of zingy 

1 : enjoyably exciting a zingy musical

2 : strikingly attractive or appealing wore a zingy new outfit

3 : sharply piquant a zingy salad

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Synonyms & Antonyms for zingy

Synonyms

pert, piquant, poignant, pungent, salty, savory (also savoury), zesty

Antonyms

insipid, zestless

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Examples of zingy in a Sentence

recipes for a zingy meal that is sure to wow your guests

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Mimi Read: Your middle name is Coral — how perfect for a decorator whose calling card is bold, zingy color. Mimi Read, House Beautiful, "Lindsey Coral Harper on Decorating With Bold Colors," 10 Feb. 2015 No ho-hum options here: Get wild with a zingy house kimchi or pickled jalapeno peppers. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Whole Heart Provisions brings ‘fresh veggies and good vibes’ to Cambridge," 24 May 2018 What looks good: We’re especially stoked to try the coriander millet porridge with rosemary concord grape compote, zingy watermelon rind marmalade, bukhara farro pilaf, and a golden beet and pomelo winter panzanella. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 New Vegetarian Cookbooks We're All About This Spring," 5 Mar. 2018 This blend of chenin blanc and chardonnay is luscious and bright, with aromas of white flowers and a mineral, zingy taste. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 Ginger and lemon cut the sweetness and give it a zingy finish. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every Juice at Moon Juice, Ranked," 16 Jan. 2018 This 2016 is a delightfully bright, zingy expression of the grape. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "15 Great $15 Wines: For Oenophiles on a Budget," 14 Sep. 2017 These bold, zingy ice pops made with Italian limoncello and basil are a fun ending for summer parties. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "DIY Limoncello Basil Ice Pop recipe," 8 Aug. 2017 The clams came with a side of a crunchy rice cracker studded with black sesame seeds, a crunchy, earthy foil to the soft and zingy clams. Joseph Hernandez, chicagotribune.com, "HaiSous' opening menu shows promise of chef Thai Dang's kitchen," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of zingy

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for zingy

zing entry 1

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