\ 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 Sip on a zingy pineapple-ginger-lime or puckery prickly pear-strawberry agua fresca ($12 makes 4). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 Our Plant Powered newsletter shared this bright and zingy stir-fry. Washington Post, ", or shop at your international market of choice, and you may be rewarded with some alternative noodle options. Dress them with your sauce of choice, or try one of these adaptable options from," 11 Apr. 2020 The mixture is allowed to rest for a few days, giving the zingy freshness of the hot peppers time to relax into something deeper, as the floral notes of the citrus oils are drawn out by the salinity. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "Nothing Compares to Yuzu," 27 Feb. 2020 Its zippy chill is the converse of the toddy’s tranquil warmth; its crisp, zingy gin base is the antitheses of the soothing, embracing whiskey. Liza Weisstuch, BostonGlobe.com, "When it’s hot, buckle and make a Bee’s Knees," 15 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of zingy

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for zingy

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The first known use of zingy was in 1945

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16 May 2020

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“Zingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zingy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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