Meaning of toothsome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtuːθs(ə)m/

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  • 1(of food) temptingly tasty.

    ‘a toothsome morsel’
    • ‘toothsome delicacies’
    • ‘This paste is then mixed with fish and cooked and wrapped in a banana leaf, affording a nourishing and toothsome dish.’
    • ‘Shrimp aside though, it was a rather toothsome soup; the broth in particular held the balance between sweet and savoury very satisfactorily.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Little piped whirls of mashed potato, and crunchy steamed broccoli, carrots and mange tout, all toothsome and delicious.’
    • ‘The pizza itself was pretty good: a substantial but not doughy malted wheat base, plenty of tomato sauce, enough cheese to be savoury and toothsome but not to make the whole thing sag.’
    • ‘The bulging menu is simple but varied and especially good for seafood lovers with a choice of five prawn dishes, a toothsome crayfish pasta and numerous oyster and scallop offerings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was uncomplicated to prepare and surprisingly toothsome to a die-hard meat muncher.’
    • ‘In the bar, the waiter brings some toothsome little baby pizzas to eat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The sweet potato pudding, which looks like a slice of pie, barely tastes like dessert: served warm, it had a toothsome texture and dominant ginger flavour, but little sweetness.’
    • ‘Now he produces toothsome truffles, made-to-order creations such as a chocolate lorry for a 60-year-old juggernaut driver, from his aromatic premises Monk Bar Chocolatiers in Goodramgate, York.’
    • ‘The Hippie déconfit was a hearty, toothsome choice, almost a mini-buffet of veggie pâté, guacamole, slices of white cheddar and a tomato coulis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You only have until Tuesday to grab the last of this toothsome Aussie white, which delivers lots of mouthwateringly zesty tropical fruit that oozes with juicy melon and vanilla style.’
    • ‘As seen in some rather toothsome chicken livers, the cooking can sometimes be vigorous rather than finely tuned, though the constituents are of uniform high quality (the fish, for example, is supplied by the venerated Corrigan's).’
    • ‘When not off diving in his red, white and blue skin or modeling women's tropical wear, this Prince of Pulled Pork serves up the most toothsome barbecue in the Kill Devil Hills, NC environs.’
    tasty, delicious, luscious, mouth-watering, delectable, succulent, palatable
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    1. 1.1 informal (of a person) good-looking; attractive.
      • ‘the toothsome cashier at a warehouse store’
      • ‘I thought he was toothsome’
      • ‘Their daily highlights given to it by B4U which had acquired the rights, were part-anchored by the toothsome Annie.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So what is it that Milene likes about the toothsome millionaire Ronaldo?’
      • ‘Efficient it may be from an economic point of view, but it not only gets in the way of Daltrey's relationship with the toothsome Maddy: it threatens to leave him dead.’
      • ‘There was Macca, all apparently blond and toothsome, but the showers after training revealed his natural hair colour was ginger.’
      • ‘This could be the most handsome and toothsome Shakespearean cast I have ever seen.’
      • ‘Cholly was to play his toothsome, verdant secretary who was, quiet bluntly, very dim.’