Definition of mouthwatering in English:

mouthwatering

adjective

  • 1Smelling, looking, or sounding delicious.

    ‘a small but mouthwatering collection of recipes’
    • ‘The seven years he spent travelling and hunting down recipes have resulted in a mouth-watering collection.’
    • ‘All the while, the bagel shop below the doctor's office was wafting up some lovely, mouth-watering smells.’
    • ‘The warmth of the restaurant and a few glasses of sherry really hit the spot, and having unthawed, we indulged in mouth-watering Southern cooking eating scrumptious shrimp and grits.’
    • ‘You are treated to an assortment of delicious mouth-watering chicken delicacies.’
    • ‘Lunch will be eight courses, each sounding more mouth-watering than the next.’
    • ‘Whether you use chocolate or cocoa powder you're guaranteed to make rich, delicious and mouth-watering desserts and treats!’
    • ‘Romeo and his mother stepped inside, and the mouth-watering smell of tender beef swamped Romeo.’
    • ‘Her winning dish, Chinese Fried Rice with Pork and Prawns, impressed the judges with its creativity and mouth-watering combination of flavours.’
    • ‘He had to get to the source of that wonderful, mouth-watering smell - his very life, it seemed, depended on it.’
    • ‘I made my grandmother's strawberry bread recipe and produced the kind of mouth-watering deliciousness people should write poetry about.’
    • ‘The air was thick with the mouth-watering, sweet smell of food.’
    • ‘When you step into Casa Rugantino, you will be struck by mouth-watering smells - and by how small the restaurant is.’
    • ‘Food is not rationed and unpalatable, but available in mind-boggling varieties and mouth-watering flavours at affordable prices.’
    • ‘The smells were mouth-watering and reminded me that I hadn't eaten in… days?’
    • ‘Oven roasting brings out carrots' sweet side - the long cooking caramelizes the sugar and creates a delicious, mouth-watering treat.’
    • ‘When we made this dish, it was amazing how many people suddenly crept out of the woodwork, following the mouth-watering cooking smells.’
    • ‘Whatever you choose at Prato, the cozy atmosphere by the big, hot oven, and the mouth-watering sights and smells make a trip to this resto well worth your while.’
    • ‘The result is a dozen different flavours of mouth-watering fudge, ranging from Coniston cookie crunch and mint chocolate whirl, to plain vanilla and strawberries and cream.’
    • ‘Now that's fine when you are inhaling the mouth-watering smell of percolating coffee or a sizzling roast.’
    • ‘I could smell something positively mouth-watering so I let my nose guide me to where it was coming from.’
    tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting
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    1. 1.1 Highly attractive or tempting.
      ‘investors expected the new boss to tie up some mouthwatering deals’
      • ‘John Sayles is often hailed as the king of independent cinema, so it is little wonder that his latest movie, Silver City, was able to attract such a mouth-watering cast.’
      • ‘As anyone with a son or daughter working for a City investment bank will tell you, the salaries and annual bonuses that go with such deals are mouth-watering.’
      • ‘But the reality is that IT shows tantalize us with oodles of mouth-watering products that never actually hit the shelves.’
      • ‘This is a heart-warming and mouth-watering story perfect for a winter night or for a school-free summer morning.’
      • ‘For the car enthusiast, the Lamborghini is a mouth-watering prospect, the car of their dreams.’
      tempting, enticing, alluring, beguiling, winning
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Pronunciation

mouthwatering

/ˈmaʊθˌwɔdərɪŋ//ˈmouTHˌwôdəriNG/