Definition of appetizing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈapəˌtīziNG/
(also appetising)


Stimulating one’s appetite: the appetizing aroma of sizzling bacon
More example sentences
  • The smoky haze and appetizing aroma from barbecues greets visitors as they are ushered onto rooftops for a taste of a range of sizzlers, steaks and grills.
  • I gave them a miss since my feet were being led by my nostrils, which could sniff the appetising aroma of Chinese food, at a stall nearby.
  • What attracted them were the appetising aromas of traditional Chinese food in the evening air.
mouthwatering, inviting, tempting;
informal scrumptious, yummy, delish, lip-smacking, -licious
appealing, attractive, inviting, alluring



Pronunciation: /ˈapəˌtīziNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Micro-organisms are used in a variety of applications, like breaking down oil spill contaminants and sewage, or perhaps more appetizingly, providing an array of food products and additives.
  • As she reaches for the drink, it is grasped by a darkly handsome man, dressed in a dinner jacket, who smiles appetizingly.
  • Oven baked tomatoes stuffed with Mediterranean veg and Parmesan had a concentrated sweetness to them while the veg (mainly potato and breadcrumbs) were appetisingly homely.


Mid 17th century: from French appétissant, irregular formation from appétit (see appetite).

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