Definition of yeasty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjiːsti/

adjective (yeastier, yeastiest)

1Containing or resembling yeast: the yeasty smell of rising dough
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  • Slugs are attracted to the yeasty smell of beer, and they fall into the pan and drown.
  • A baguette should have a crisp shell, a white crumb with varied texture and a good yeasty smell of bread.
  • Another stunner - creamy and yeasty with flavours of honey in a medium style.
1.1Characterized by upheaval; restless and turbulent: the yeasty days of yesterday’s revolution
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  • Word of the day at is ‘yeasty’ meaning full of life. I'm not sure that many people would find it flattering to be described as yeasty.
  • It was, to say the least, a yeasty conversation. [UPDATE: Dobbs' exchange with Bruce Bartlett is less yeasty but equally informative.]
  • This is always good, clean fun, fruity enough, dry enough, yeasty enough. ($10)



Example sentences
  • Roseation, spreading, yeastily beering up, the white soft legs and the golden hair.
  • Wheat beers are often described as ‘white’ in Belgium, Germany and elsewhere, possibly because the head formed is unusually pale, or perhaps because they are traditionally served yeastily cloudy.
  • On Saturday mornings, mum would make bread in her enormous white ceramic mixing bowl leaving it, topped with a fresh tea towel on the central heat register to rise yeastily.


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  • Le Passe Colline 2004 Cotes du Ventoux gains extra complexity and yeastiness from being aged sur lie.
  • Lemony and crisp, with a nice touch of yeastiness.
  • The nose is really quite clean, crisp and citrussy, with a little hint of yeastiness and grass, but rather neutral overall.

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