\ ˈziŋ-ē How to pronounce zingy (audio) \
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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Examples of zingy in a Sentence

recipes for a zingy meal that is sure to wow your guests
Recent Examples on the Web Their group show is a delightfully zingy play on color, texture and form. Briana Miller, oregonlive, 24 Mar. 2021 Try juicing celery with apple, ginger, parsley and lemon juice for a zingy start to the day. Melissa Nott, chicagotribune.com, 2 Mar. 2021 My first vinous foray into this former Soviet republic was the zippy, zingy Keush Origins Méthode Traditionnelle Brut, which showcases more apple flavors (green and yellow) than sparklers' usual citrus, yeasty notes. Star Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Meera Sodha’s syrupy, zingy version of beloved Indonesian dish, nasi goreng, takes shredded brussels sprouts to new heights. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 30 Nov. 2020 There are more colorful versions, like a Mexican caldo de pollo, zingy with lime, that might feature cabbage, zucchini, garbanzo beans or chunks of corn-on-the-cob — plus lots of cilantro. Dallas News, 20 Nov. 2020 The skillful leather work that unites the pieces is colored using Berluti’s traditional (and closely guarded) patination technique but, less traditionally, in an array of zingy jewel tones, from emerald green to amethyst purple to ruby red. Nili Blanck, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2020 In order to do so, each of the hotel’s spaces were given a personality inspired by sunset color gradients—guests can choose between rooms with a more sober and grounding energy or a zingy, livelier one. Kate Mcgregor, ELLE Decor, 8 Oct. 2020 Pour a tart zingy white like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Spanish Albariño with a bright vinaigrette and the salad will actually bring out the fruitiness of the wine. Beth Segal, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2020

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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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“Zingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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