\ 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 Vibrant, zingy and downright delicious, the Limoncello spritz packs a flavorful and invigorating punch with bold lemon notes and a smooth finish. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 This local kombucha maker has won awards for its zingy and slightly sweet jun kombucha made with green tea and honey. Emily Wilson, Bon Appétit, 21 July 2022 The combo of zinc and tea tree oil paired with the zingy herbal mint flavor make for a cleansing rinse that kills bacteria and leaves breath smelling fresh. Health.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Just last week, meanwhile, Natalie Portman also plucked a zingy orange Claude Montana skirt suit from fall 1991, to wear to a Thor: Love and Thunder photocall in Rome, Italy. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 July 2022 The décor is bold, the service is excellent and the food packs a punch with zingy flavors and plenty of spice. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 1 June 2022 EmRata wore her chunky Vagabond sandals with a zingy orange skirt and a crop top. Vogue, 19 May 2022 That to me is like that really kind of big zingy pop thing. Gina Loveless, Men's Health, 3 May 2022 Fashion wise, Etro leaned into ‘realistic’ pieces—paisley printed separates in zingy tones—while Dolce was more otherworldly, with plenty of leopard print. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zingy

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for zingy

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3 Aug 2022

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“Zingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingy. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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