Definition of meaty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmēdē/

adjective (meatier, meatiest)

1Consisting of or full of meat: a meaty flavor
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  • Then she is bustling away, a whirlwind of activity, testing a pot of meaty soup with a spoon that she pulls out of nowhere, sticking a sliver of wood into a rising cake in an open oven to check that it is cooking.
  • Nodding furiously, he furiously began to start serving the meaty soup to the peasants.
  • In this case, they were far from trendy al dente vegetables and had a rich meaty, sharp flavour, which I would happily have had as a main course.
1.1Fleshy; brawny: the tall, meaty young man
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  • I know she would have hated Marie, and that Marie was everything she wasn't, but I think that was kind of the point; French, tall, slightly meaty, and blonde, Marie is nothing like her.
  • Barnes slaps his meaty hand over the mouth of a soldier screaming from the searing pain of shrapnel and menacingly commands ‘Take the pain!’
beefy, brawny, burly, muscular, muscly, powerful, sturdy, strapping, well built, solidly built, thickset;
fleshy, stout
1.2Full of substance or interest; satisfying: the ballet has stayed the course because of the meaty roles it offers
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  • To attract a cast like that, Mystic River had to offer some meaty roles.
  • It also offers Woronov her first meaty film role since Bartel's Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 13 years ago.
  • But it lacks the meaty substance of its predecessors, and feels too fluffy, light, and simplistic to truly work.
interesting, thought-provoking, three-dimensional, stimulating;
substantial, satisfying, meaningful, deep, profound



Pronunciation: /ˈmētl-ē/
Example sentences
  • He trotted on to the ball and drove meatily and accurately into the top left-hand corner of the net.
  • To be fair to him, the cross was fired in meatily by Lee Bullen and he did well just to get his head to it.


Pronunciation: /ˈmētēnis/
Example sentences
  • His timing is perfect - there's enough policy meatiness to save the speech from vacuousness, but it's folksy, funny.
  • But there is also a meatiness, a tenacity of grip, and, finally, a grandeur, which this production captures.
  • Yet despite the meatiness of this main character, the pristine production and more than a smattering of smut, the show failed to engage.

Words that rhyme with meaty

Beatty, entreaty, graffiti, Nefertiti, peaty, sleety, sweetie, Tahiti, titi, treaty
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