flavour


flavour
I UK [ˈfleɪvə(r)] / US [ˈfleɪvər] noun
Word forms "flavour":
singular flavour plural flavours
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1)
a) [countable] the particular taste that food or drink has

a nutty/spicy/bitter flavour

a distinctive/delicate/subtle flavour

have a flavour:

The drink has a very strong flavour of citrus fruit.

give a flavour:

Fresh ginger gives an eastern flavour to the dish.

b) [uncountable] a pleasant or strong taste

This beer has no flavour.

add flavour:

Add flavour to your meal by using more herbs and garlic.

2) [singular/uncountable] an idea of what something is like
give/impart a flavour:

The music gives some flavour of the traditional ways of singing.

3) [singular/uncountable] a particular quality that is typical of something

The foreign visitors added an international flavour to the occasion.

His paintings really catch the mood and flavour of the country.


II UK [ˈfleɪvə(r)] / US [ˈfleɪvər] verb [transitive]
Word forms "flavour":
present tense I/you/we/they flavour he/she/it flavours present participle flavouring past tense flavoured past participle flavoured
1) to add something to food or drink that changes its taste or gives it a particular taste

banana flavoured with rum

2) to give a piece of art, writing etc a particular quality

English dictionary. 2014.

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