zingier; zingiest
: enjoyably exciting
a zingy musical
: strikingly attractive or appealing
wore a zingy new outfit
: sharply piquant
a zingy salad

Examples of zingy in a Sentence

recipes for a zingy meal that is sure to wow your guests
Recent Examples on the Web Fruity-sweet watermelon, savory-nutty tahini, green chiles, pistachios, fresh mint, zingy lemon — this is a dream summer salad. Get the recipe. Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Heat comes in many different forms: fiery, zingy, peppery, and pungent. Lara Lee, Bon Appétit, 19 Mar. 2024 This 100-minute solo show generates plenty of giggles amid the panic as Wong, an actor with a zingy standup vibe, transports you back in time to the terrifying early days of the pandemic. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 Sherwin-Williams Fame Orange (SW 6346) Homeowners EJ and Whit Brown didn't shy away from color in their 1,400-square-foot Florence, Alabama, cabin, washing a multipurpose room (parts entry, laundry, pantry, and storage) in this zingy peach. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2024 That bright and zingy mixture gets swirled into an otherwise relatively tame chicken-and-rice soup. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 In the hands of the endlessly inventive comedian, the tale of a boy who pulls himself up by his bootstraps and seeks out fame and fortune becomes a madcap delight complete with a zingy script, cartoonish punch-ups, collapsing sets, and a heady dose of magical realism. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2024 Unlike in the messy but enjoyable Jennifer’s Body, the screenwriter doesn’t have a director with the consistent aesthetic sensibility or firm grasp of tone that enabled Karyn Kusuma to glide over the weaknesses of a script more attentive to zingy teen-speak one-liners than character development. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2024 Even the menus of the more refined dining spots, like The Seahorse at Stonehaven Bay or the Brown Cow in Pigeon Point, never stray too far from Tobago's most classic dishes, even if their zingy, rum-spiked cocktails may be a notch more flamboyant. Dominic Kocur, theweek, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History


zing entry 1

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of zingy was in 1939

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“Zingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingy. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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