Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “spicy”

See all translations

spicy

adjective uk   /ˈspaɪ.si/ us  

spicy adjective (FOOD)

B1 containing strong flavours from spices: Do you like spicy food?
More examples

spicy adjective (EXCITING)

exciting and interesting, especially because of being shocking or dealing with sexual matters: a spicy novel spicy details
spiciness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “spicy”
in Korean 매운…
in Arabic حارّ…
in Portuguese condimentado…
in Catalan especiat, picant…
in Japanese 香辛料のきいた, ぴりっとからい…
in Italian piccante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 加香料的, 用香料調味的…
in Russian пряный, острый…
in Turkish baharatlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 加香料的, 用香料调味的…
in Polish pikantny…
(Definition of spicy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spicy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spicy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More