[ zing-ee ]
/ ˈzɪŋ i /
adjective, zing·i·er, zing·i·est.
full of zing; lively; zesty; exciting: a zingy new musical comedy.
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Example sentences from the Web for zingy
Just sit back, savor his zingy take on the Yupper West Side and the Internet (yes), and meet his detective heroine, Maxine Tarnow.
British Dictionary definitions for zingy
/ (ˈzɪŋɪ) /
adjective -gier or -giest
informal vibrant; energetic; lively
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