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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
spicy (=with a hot taste)
▪ Spanish food is not usually very spicy.
▪ Add a little curry powder to give it a spicy taste.
sweet/spicy/bitter/salty etc
▪ The flavor was like peaches, but not as sweet.
▪ The contrast of the fruity wine versus the spicy flavors of the dish enlivens the palate.
▪ The combination of sweet-tart-spicy flavors is very harmonious and extremely satisfying.
▪ People who like spicy food for example, also plump for strong, penetrating essences such as patchouli and ginger.
▪ I have always been in love with spicy food.
▪ Control your intake of smoking, alcohol and spicy food.
▪ Hot and spicy food shows are burning a path across the country.
▪ As a general rule, mild mustards should be served with spicy foods and hot, fiery varieties to enliven bland food.
▪ I set the glass down on the floor near my chair and forked up some cold shrimp in a spicy sauce.
▪ These meaty ribs are briefly roasted, then slow-baked with a dark, spicy sauce.
spicy Italian sausage
▪ I added ginger and cumin to give the rice a spicy flavour.
▪ The magazine published several spicy pictures of the actress at the beach.
▪ Tina loves hot spicy food.
▪ Also on the salsa bar: big bowls of spicy carrots and hot peppers, cilantro and jicama sticks.
▪ Another held an array of cured meats, hams, spicy sausages and salamis.
▪ Baby mustard greens have a spicy bite.
▪ It was all tasty and could be more or less spicy, according to individual taste.
▪ Pizza Roll - spicy chopped pork with hunks of garlic salami, black olives, red popper and gherkins.
▪ Slightly spicy and redolent with cilantro, the velvety soup also contained chopped tomatoes, corn, carrots, celery and onion.
▪ So I usually sipped spicy tea and listened to records all night.
▪ The food is spicy, garlicky and delicious.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Spicy \Spi"cy\, a. [Compar. Spicier; superl. Spiciest.]

  1. Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic; as, spicy breezes. ``The spicy nut-brown ale.''

    Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales.

  2. Producing, or abounding with, spices.

    In hot Ceylon spicy forests grew.

  3. Fig.: Piquant; racy; as, a spicy debate.

    Syn: Aromatic; fragrant; smart; pungent; pointed; keen. See Racy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1560s, from spice (n.) + -y (2). In reference to flowers, breezes, etc., "sweet-smelling," from 1640s. Figurative sense of "racy, salacious" dates from 1844. Related: Spiciness.


a. 1 Of, pertaining to, or containing spice. 2 (context of flavors English) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices. 3 (context of flavors or odors English) tangy, zesty, or pungent. 4 (context of expression or behavior English) vigorous; colorful; stimulating. 5 risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic. alt. 1 Of, pertaining to, or containing spice. 2 (context of flavors English) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices. 3 (context of flavors or odors English) tangy, zesty, or pungent. 4 (context of expression or behavior English) vigorous; colorful; stimulating. 5 risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.

  1. adj. having an agreeably pungent taste [syn: piquant, savory, savoury, zesty]

  2. suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque]

  3. having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers; "gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce" [syn: gingery, hot, peppery]

  4. [also: spiciest, spicier]

Usage examples of "spicy".

We had sea turtle, caguama, cooked in its shell with an odd spicy sauce, and bacha, the giant clam with the sweet, firm meat, broiled just enough.

French bread or baguettes accompanied with spicy garlic paste and a hearty red wine.

I can still taste the spicy, deep-fried fingers of speckled trout on a drive through Cajun country, the mountain of tiny grilled fishwithout an English name that we ate, head and all, on the Adriatic coast, the barbecued bluefish at the end of a Long Island summer, the little yellow perch we caught at sunset in Vermont and crisply panfried a few moments later.

She thought alfalfa tea would be good, since it was generally stimulating and refreshing, with some borage flowers and leaves, which made a healthful tonic, and gillyflowers for sweetness and a mild spicy taste.

Kenmore, once a research scientist at a government-owned facility in twenty-first-century America, now Archbishop of York in this world into which he and a companion had projected themselves almost two hundred years before, slumped back into his padded and canopied cathedra chair and took a long draught of spicy mulled canary wine, for the night was chill for summer, and after so long even a man who had been treated with the longevity serum still aged somewhat and felt the effects of that process on cold nights.

Justen dipped his bread into the thick sauce, letting the spicy warmth, the mixed tang of rosemary and citril and bertil, ease down his throat.

It was warm, spicy, meaty, with an oily texture that seemed to vanish into dry crumbliness in his mouth.

Dandie Dinmont and his terriers--Mustard and Pepper and other spicy wee rascals.

She could smell the spicy Diton cooking and hear the nasal voice of an evening teacher above the conversations.

Down the long corridor lamps and filagreed incense pots pendent from the ceil- ing alternated, diffusing a mild light and spicy smell.

The repast he laid before them was simple but substantial: galantine of veal, pigeon pie, boiled lobsters, fruits and cheeses, and a hot and spicy crab and spinach soup.

The tiny siblings greeted his arrival with weak squeals of joy, for instead of squashy kale pie, Jacko brought spicy chicken galantine, savory and strong.

Janice had whipped up a Mexican gala out of cans and packages: a cold gazpacho, allowed to thaw to room temperature from its frozen state, small tamale pies, and bowls of spicy chili, with hot biscuits substituting for the missing tortillas, and topped off with lime sherbet and sesame cookies.

Sniffing the scents of spicy gumbo from another table, she eyed bowls of grillades in the hands of a passing waitress.

The thought quickened his pulse as he inhaled the spicy scent of the flowers.