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juicy

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːsi
 
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Definition of juicy in English:

adjective (juicier, juiciest)

1(Of food) full of juice; succulent: a juicy apple a juicy steak
More example sentences
  • There is deep satisfaction to be had in spending a couple of hours picking punnets full of ripe, juicy fruit.
  • It tasted wonderful, the meat was juicy and full of flavor and the sauce was excellent.
  • Inside, however, they were filled with a succulent, sweet, juicy meat unlike anything Maria had tasted before.
Synonyms
succulent, tender, moist;
ripe, luscious, lush, sappy
archaic mellow
1.1 informal Interestingly scandalous: juicy gossip
More example sentences
  • With juicy gossip and scandal about the rich and famous in Taiwan, the magazine took the country by storm, selling out in hours.
  • All they cared about was orchestrating a juicy piece of sex scandal gossip.
  • She said it as if it was something keenly interesting, some juicy gossip.
Synonyms
very interesting, fascinating, intriguing, sensational, lurid, thrilling, exciting, colourful, entertaining;
scandalous, racy, risqué, spicy, piquant, provocative, suggestive
informal hot, shock-horror
1.2 informal Temptingly appealing: the promise of juicy returns
More example sentences
  • But the focus has shifted to creating value as much by trading assets as by erecting buildings, with juicy returns to be made at different stages of a development process.
  • How do you respond to critics who say that the juicy returns you promise for Social Security accounts will likewise prove elusive?
  • At the end of the day, private banks want to get their hands on customers' capital, which they invest with gusto in return for juicy fees.

Derivatives

juicily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Whatever the reasons for his choice of subject, Manet produced a strikingly original, juicily stroked, nervous picture of the battle, which is now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • The duck is devilishly rare, and the fat - edged flesh colludes juicily with its anise-dusted accompaniment.
  • The smoky, grilled, intense flavor of the meat melded juicily with the spicy earthiness of the Grenache.

juiciness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • You'll get more tender meat, more juiciness and less shrinkage.
  • In my experience, these don't bear comparison with our locally grown fruit for flavour or juiciness.
  • This technique maintains maximum juiciness in the shrimp.

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