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Definition of "fruity" []

  • Of, containing, or relating to fruit. (adjective)
  • Tasting or smelling richly of or as if of fruit: "My nose filled with the smells of leather, polish, wax—the fat, fruity smell of rich car” ( Anthony Hyde). (adjective)
  • Excessively sentimental or sweet. (adjective)
  • Slang Crazy; eccentric. (adjective)
  • Offensive Slang Homosexual. (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.

Use "fruity" in a sentence
  • "These are wines that are often priced for daily drinking, have great acidity for with food and are just plain fruity and delicious."
  • "The nose, rather than being overtly fruity, is dominated by summery floral aromas with other scents of lime zest, minerals, ginger and something almost almond-like."
  • "In my view, people who eat chocolate-covered candy should have little trouble understanding certain fruity wine and chocolate pairings, but it always has to do with the individual pairing."