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[mawl-tee] /ˈmɔl ti/
adjective, maltier, maltiest.
of, like, or containing malt.
1810-20; malt + -y1
Related forms
maltiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for malty
  • Toasty, malty flavors in perfect balance with bitterish hops.
  • While malty and firm on the palate, with vanilla notes from the wood, it exudes huge herbal and citric hop notes in the nose.
  • Bitter alpha acids complement beer's malty sweetness to give the beverage its distinct flavor.
  • Sour milk will have a malty odor and will be found when milk is poorly cooled and excessive bacterial growth results.
  • The nose is malty with floral, earthy and smoky notes.
  • The aftertaste and malty off-characters tend to accentuate with increased exposure to heat.
British Dictionary definitions for malty


adjective maltier, maltiest
of, like, or containing malt
Derived Forms
maltiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for malty

1817, from malt (n.) + -y (2).

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