Definition of 'spicy'
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You meet where spicy food is sold. The Sun (2010)Will we make it spicy or sweet? The Sun (2014)It comes as sweet and peppery or as hot and spicy as you like. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An evocative autumnal blended malt packed with spicy dried fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Serve with a squeeze of lime and a splash of hot sauce for a spicy kick. The Sun (2015)You first say hello where spicy food is sold. The Sun (2011)Place the parsnips in a roasting pan and mix in the spicy sweet butter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Instead we are eating more chilli and spicy ethnic sauces. The Sun (2013)That means cutting out smoking and reducing spicy foods and booze. The Sun (2016)Spicy foods and booze add fuel to this fire. The Sun (2008)Spicy food needs salt to mellow it out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Spicy food is full of flavour so we reckon that it helps you to feel more satisfied. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The smell of the snacks and their accompanying spicy sauce lingers in the air for the rest of the show. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Spicy foods and hot drinks are a no-no for the same reason. The Sun (2006)Far too spicy, too sweet and not as moist as it should be. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some local mussels arrived in a very spicy sauce, the whole thing rather like a soup. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The spicy perfume of clove pinks is unique, notably from a line of them edging a path. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The moon and Mars run hot and spicy in your partnership chart so love is full of surprises. The Sun (2011)If you would like to flavour the duck, pair it with fruit and sweet and spicy ingredients. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I no longer had cravings for sweet or spicy food. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)AVOID hot drinks and spicy food. The Sun (2011)I've been nibbling at a bag of hot and spicy today. The Sun (2011)Add the paprika and chilli and cook for 2 min, until the butter smells spicy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a good all-rounder, spicy and sweet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'spicy'
British English: spicy /ˈspaɪsɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Spicy food is strongly flavoured with spices.
Thai food is hot and spicy.
- American English: spicy
- Arabic: مُتبَّلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: condimentado
- Chinese: 香辣的
- Croatian: začinjen
- Czech: ostrý kořeněný
- Danish: stærk
- Dutch: kruidig
- European Spanish: especiado
- Finnish: voimakkaasti maustettu
- French: épicé
- German: würzig
- Greek: πικάντικος
- Italian: piccante
- Japanese: 香辛料を入れた
- Korean: 향료를 넣은
- Norwegian: krydret
- Polish: pikantny
- European Portuguese: condimentado
- Romanian: condimentat
- Russian: пряный
- Spanish: condimentado
- Swedish: kryddstark
- Thai: ที่มีรสจัด
- Turkish: baharatlı
- Ukrainian: пікантний
- Vietnamese: có nêm gia vị
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