Spicy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspaɪsi|  American pronunciation of the word spicy
Brit.  |ˈspʌɪsi|  British pronunciation of the word spicy
- producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves (syn: hot)
a spicy sauce
I like my chili extra spicy
- suggestive of sexual impropriety (syn: blue, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque)
spicy gossip


...a spicy suggestion that earned him a slap in the face...

I like my chili extra spicy

The selection of food ranged from mild to very spicy.

Spicy foods have become increasingly popular.

a marriage of sweet and spicy flavors

The food had a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors.

Spicy food upsets my stomach.

Spicy foods can cause stomach upset.

The restaurant's food is excellent, but beware the chili if you don't like spicy food.

The dressing is a refreshing counterpoint to the spicy chicken.

This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.

This wine is a good accompaniment for spicy foods.

the hot, spicy flavors of Mexican food

I like spicy food, but it gives me heartburn.

I like spicy foods but they always give me indigestion.

Word forms

comparative: spicier
superlative: spiciest
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