Adjective "Spicy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Flavoured with or fragrant with spice.
  1. 'They come with a spicy tomato sauce, also cooked the night before and reheated on the day.'
  2. 'Everyone has his or her favorite hot sauce or special spicy dish, and truly, the heat can be addictive.'
  3. 'The Portuguese influence can be found in Mozambique cuisine in the use of spicy sauces.'
  4. 'Sometimes a spicy flavouring mixture is fried in the pan before the other ingredients are added.'
  5. 'Just the same, they are worth hunting out for their subtlety of flavour and spicy nuances.'
  6. 'It is important to achieve a balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours in this dish.'
  7. 'Try cutting down on strongly flavoured or spicy food that can make your breath smell.'
  8. 'These spicy and saucy ribs will tickle your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.'
  9. 'I opted for the seafood linguine, served with a red tomato sauce that had a nice spicy kick.'
  10. 'What was that delicious smell, at once tangy and spicy and somehow very Italian?'
  11. 'spicy jokes and suggestive songs'


1. seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing.

2. characteristic or suggestive of spice.

3. of the nature of or resembling spice.

4. abounding in or yielding spices.

5. aromatic or fragrant.

6. piquant or pungent: spicy criticism.

7. of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy: a spicy novel.

8. Informal. full of spirit; lively.

More examples(as adjective)

"soups can be spicy with vegetables."

"soups can be spicy with mushrooms."

"soups can be spicy in porks."

"soups can be spicy in noodles."

"soups can be spicy in milks."

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