Definition of spicy in English:

spicy

adjectivespicier, spiciest

  • 1Flavoured with or fragrant with spice.

    ‘pasta in a spicy tomato sauce’
    • ‘This was braised cubes of lamb in a spicy coconut sauce with fragrant rice for €15.50.’
    • ‘A little bowl of diablo sauce, a spicy and fresh tomato salsa, came on the side.’
    • ‘To top it off, the skewers were presented on a plate with potatoes, sour cream, and a spicy tomato sauce.’
    • ‘They come with a spicy tomato sauce, also cooked the night before and reheated on the day.’
    • ‘Try cutting down on strongly flavoured or spicy food that can make your breath smell.’
    • ‘Sometimes a spicy flavouring mixture is fried in the pan before the other ingredients are added.’
    • ‘Just the same, they are worth hunting out for their subtlety of flavour and spicy nuances.’
    • ‘It is important to achieve a balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours in this dish.’
    • ‘It comes from the Caribbean and Florida, and has a spicy, acid flavour.’
    • ‘This is a lovely wine, with ripe, spicy Mediterranean flavours, firm tannins and a kiss of oak.’
    • ‘There was also a somewhat spicy red sauce on the side, adding to the fresh, tangy flavours.’
    • ‘Everyone has his or her favorite hot sauce or special spicy dish, and truly, the heat can be addictive.’
    • ‘The Portuguese influence can be found in Mozambique cuisine in the use of spicy sauces.’
    • ‘I opted for the seafood linguine, served with a red tomato sauce that had a nice spicy kick.’
    • ‘The fruits and vegetables were fresh and flavorful, and the meats were spicy and very tasty.’
    • ‘What was that delicious smell, at once tangy and spicy and somehow very Italian?’
    • ‘Drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated, and avoid salty, spicy or acidic foods and drinks, which may irritate the sore.’
    • ‘It was like eating something extremely salty and somewhat spicy, but sweet at the same time.’
    • ‘These spicy and saucy ribs will tickle your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.’
    • ‘Few cuisines can be spicy, salty, sweet and sour all in one mouthful and this is what makes Thai food so good.’
    piquant, tangy, peppery, hot, picante
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    1. 1.1Exciting or entertaining, especially through being mildly indecent.
      ‘spicy jokes and suggestive songs’
      entertaining, colourful, lively, spirited, exciting, piquant, zesty, zestful
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Pronunciation

spicy

/ˈspʌɪsi/