Definition of spicy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspaɪsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspaɪsi//
    (spicier, spiciest) Taste of food
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  1. 1  (of food) having a strong taste because spices have been used to flavour it synonym hot spicy chicken wings Wordfinderbitter, bland, hot, pungent, savoury, sour, spicy, sweet, tart, taste See related entries: Taste of food
  2. 2(informal) (of a story, piece of news, etc.) exciting and slightly shocking spicy stories about the sex lives of the stars
  3. Extra examples The soup tasted mildly spicy. a deliciously spicy aroma She tends to cook very spicy food. a plate of spicy chicken wings
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spicy