Definition of fruity in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfro͞odē/ /ˈfrudi/

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adjectivefruitier, fruitiest

  • 1(especially of food or drink) resembling or containing fruit.

    ‘fruity cocktails’
    • ‘a light and fruity Beaujolais’
    • ‘The flavour is first fruity, then malty, then nothing with a finish like water (very refreshing but no after taste).’
    • ‘‘Some of them provide a much more fruity flavour,’ Tony explained.’
    • ‘At its best, this is a smooth, silky, red wine with either spicy flavours like cinnamon and black pepper or big, ripe, fruity red berry flavours like raspberry or blackberry.’
    • ‘This upscale alternative to Rickard's Red has a nice bouquet and the ale has a malty, slightly fruity flavour.’
    • ‘It has clean, assertively fruity hop flavours that stand up to the hottest spices.’
    • ‘The baked Alaska of mango and raspberry sorbet with a meringue topping was impressively set afire in flaming sambuca, but the fruity flavours were so strong that the result was garish.’
    • ‘Bite into it, the texture is positively silky and the flavour distinctly fruity, a far cry from the floury, thick-skinned specimens we get in the UK.’
    • ‘This compound has a fruity flavour which, when added to the tart taste of acetic acid, gives the complex character to a good wine vinegar.’
    • ‘Follow this simple rule, and even on the hottest days your reds will taste refreshingly fruity, with vibrant flavours.’
    • ‘It's light and fruity, with plum and raspberry flavours.’
    • ‘Floral and fruity notes dominate aroma and flavour here.’
    • ‘Duck goes well with fruity flavours and sauces such as orange, cherry and mango.’
    • ‘Beaujolais is the perfect wine for people who like the soft fruity reds.’
    • ‘My palate was yearning for some simple, fruity wine from the latest vintage.’
    • ‘Ales often possess a fruity aroma and a complex, robust flavor.’
    • ‘But they do make their appearance felt in fruity flavours and heady scents.’
    • ‘Aspartame has a sugar taste and can enhance fruity flavors, particularly citrus flavors.’
    • ‘Grapes have an enticingly sweet and fruity flavor with tender skins and melting flesh.’
    • ‘The triumphant, best-selling result is this rose, a deliciously fruity and delicate wine in an anarchic setting.’
    • ‘The aroma is very fruity with a bubble gum or cotton candy character to it.’
    tasting of fruit, containing fruit
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  • 2(of a voice or sound) mellow, deep, and rich.

    ‘Jeff had a wonderfully fruity voice’
    • ‘All were marked by their quintessential Englishness - their rich, fruity voices take some getting used to if you watch them on video today.’
    • ‘He laughs at the idea of miso soup and rice becoming as ubiquitous as spaghetti and minestrone; he has a great, deep, fruity laugh.’
    • ‘Soprano Juliane Banse's fruity voice is neither childish nor stereotypically innocent, but her diction and sensitivity to words are exquisite.’
    • ‘Sally Johnson's Liza provided a lovely voice, equally rich and fruity in solo work.’
    • ‘The four-pot JTS motor is smooth, flexible and, though over-silenced, sounds pleasantly fruity.’
    • ‘It is over thirty years since Aladdin Sane was unleashed on us, and he sounds as fresh and fruity today as he did then.’
    • ‘The 2.4 litre i-VTEC engine doesn't spin quite so readily, or sound quite as fruity, as Honda's other sporty engines and nor does it develop quite so much power as I was expecting.’
    • ‘Violist Richard Fleischman played with a vibrant, fruity tone that suited this music perfectly.’
    • ‘Another highlight is the new Beetle Cabriolet with its distinctive styling and fruity 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines.’
    • ‘It had a height-adjustable driver's seat, electric windows all round, air conditioning and - most important of all - a genuinely fruity stereo.’
    resonant, deep, rich, full, full-toned, full-bodied
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    1. 2.1British informal Sexually suggestive in content or style.
      • ‘that is another, more fruity story’
      • ‘he disparages as “fruity” a marble fountain of a nymph’
      • ‘So, to recap: that's two Canadians, two Scots, and two filthy fruity sexpots.’
      • ‘Trouble is, it has all become a bit fruity and earthy, despite the best efforts of the SRU to keep it clean and wholesome.’
      • ‘I've got a terrible string of fruity obscenities building up inside me.’
      • ‘Try Rentboy Diaries, or the fantastically fruity Girl With A One-Track Mind, and a whole Indecent Blogging empire.’
      smutty, bawdy, naughty, spicy, earthy, broad, wicked
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  • 3US informal Eccentric or crazy.

    • ‘a kind of fruity professor’
    • ‘That sounds totally stuck-up and fruity, but it's true.’
    • ‘We all had our reasons for going to Tommy's work on Wednesdays, because as fruity as it sounded usually we all went.’
    • ‘That sounds a bit fruity, I know, but its kinda there in the maths.’
    • ‘She was full-bodied, very soft in the mouth and determinedly fruity.’
    • ‘In a fruity campaign chock full of nutty ingredients, a win by a Liberal candidate supported by Labor Unity unions would ice the cake.’
    • ‘His composers ear on alert, Davis achieves a fruity collision of classical form and improv fire.’
    • ‘They offer a funky range of fruity utility wear.’
    • ‘She's ditzy, a little fruity and unafraid to speak her mind.’
    • ‘Laila, I think you're fruity and maybe even loony, but to erase you off the planet would leave an absence of heart far larger than your physical form.’
    • ‘Allana bent over and playfully kissed him on the lips as she said, ‘Nothing but the best for the brave, if somewhat fruity, captain.’’
    • ‘It endangered his reputation, after all, and he couldn't afford getting a reputation as harmless, fruity geek at this school.’
  • 4North American informal, derogatory Relating to or associated with gay people.