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Definition of "spicy" []

  • Having the flavor, aroma, or quality of spice. (adjective)
  • Piquant; zesty: a spicy tomato sauce. (adjective)
  • Producing or abounding in spices. (adjective)
  • High-spirited; lively. (adjective)
  • Slightly scandalous; risqué: a spicy Hollywood romance. (adjective)
  • Seasoned with or containing spice (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Highly flavoured; pungent (adjective)
  • Suggestive of scandal or sensation (adjective)
  • Producing or yielding spices (adjective)

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Use "spicy" in a sentence
  • "I loved what they call spicy pepper salad, which I thought at first was an overdue reunion with giardiniera."
  • "Early favorite toppings include those with the word "spicy" in them: spicy red curry sauce, spicy charred corn and the even spicier long beans."
  • "Just south of West Kentucky Avenue sits a patch of dirt that has given a couple dozen middle schoolers a taste of such exotic items as radishes, eggplant and what they call spicy lettuce"