Adjective "Toothsome" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of food) temptingly tasty.
  1. 'In the bar, the waiter brings some toothsome little baby pizzas to eat.'
  2. 'Little piped whirls of mashed potato, and crunchy steamed broccoli, carrots and mange tout, all toothsome and delicious.'
  3. 'An oversized dollop of just-right gnocchi - the potato nubs possess toothsome heft instead of overcooked chewiness - melds tastefully with a tossing of skinny, nutty, yellow foot chanterelles in rich truffle cream sauce.'
  4. 'My thoughts and ramblings were put on hold as the toothsome scent of bacon and omelets (the mystery goo in the basin) filtered into my room, permeating throughout the air and reaching my nostrils.'
  5. 'The comfort of a warm bowl, the scent billowing from a savory sauce, and the toothsome bite of perfectly cooked pasta-there's nothing like it.'
  6. 'This paste is then mixed with fish and cooked and wrapped in a banana leaf, affording a nourishing and toothsome dish.'
  7. 'He serves it on a toothsome, melt-in-the-mouth compote of beetroot, red onion and red cabbage, delicately flavoured with a hint of caraway and possibly cumin seed.'
  8. 'The half-moons of supple dough encase toothsome cabbage and mushroom, cheese and potato, or meat fillings; order the combination plate to cover all four food groups.'
  9. 'Cheek on the grains after 15 minutes of cooking, then keep checking every. 10 minutes or so until the grains achieve the desired toothsome texture.'
  10. 'In the end, she says, it all comes down to ingredients and she is pleased that it is getting easier to source toothsome, fresh ingredients.'
  11. 'a toothsome bimbo'
  12. 'Their daily highlights given to it by B4U which had acquired the rights, were part-anchored by the toothsome Annie.'
  13. 'This could be the most handsome and toothsome Shakespearean cast I have ever seen.'
  14. 'At the other end of the spectrum, Steve puts romance so much ahead of his work as a journalist that he gets sent to Paris to put some distance between him and his boss's toothsome wife.'
  15. 'There was Macca, all apparently blond and toothsome, but the showers after training revealed his natural hair colour was ginger.'


1. pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish.

2. pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.

3. voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde.

More examples(as adjective)

"words can be toothsome."

"to-and-fros can be toothsome."

"pieces can be toothsome."

"performances can be toothsome."

"grins can be toothsome."

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