af·​ter·​taste | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌtāst How to pronounce aftertaste (audio) \

Definition of aftertaste

: persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone

Examples of aftertaste in a Sentence

The wine has a smooth aftertaste.
Recent Examples on the Web The bittersweet aftertaste of Medina Spirit’s victory threatened to eclipse the achievement of the colt’s rider, the Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. New York Times, "Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby," 1 May 2021 There is a cleaning brush included, and all testers reported no aftertaste after using and liked the sleek appearance of the straws. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "12 Best Reusable Straws of 2020," 13 Apr. 2021 Use a violet liqueur, such as Crème de Violette, though best used sparingly for just a pop of color to avoid a soapy aftertaste. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, "How To Make Cocktails Purple, Demonstrated With Prince-Inspired Recipes," 15 Apr. 2021 Some reviewers found a metal aftertaste with certain styles, especially when drinking water. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "12 Best Reusable Straws of 2020," 13 Apr. 2021 While the pops didn’t give me any issues, this explained the creamy texture, and potentially the slight aftertaste. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "We tried Halo Top’s new low-sugar, low-cal fruit pops, and here’s what we thought," 26 Mar. 2021 The result is a solid sugar with a subtle molasses-caramel flavor and slight mineral aftertaste. New York Times, "Colombians Ask: Who Would Dare Patent Panela?," 26 Jan. 2021 My final review will determine whether its aftertaste (namely its postgame) is as good as the meal itself. Washington Post, "‘Outriders’ is a game too tasty, and too expensive, to stay online only," 6 Apr. 2021 There was no amazing aftertaste of citrus-sharp malice after trips to Disneyland, no sense of irreality pouncing upon the real and quite deliberately eating it for breakfast. Helen Oyeyemi, Harper's BAZAAR, "Read An Excerpt from Helen Oyeyemi's New Novel, Peaces," 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of aftertaste

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftertaste

after- + taste entry 2

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The first known use of aftertaste was in 1592

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5 May 2021

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“Aftertaste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of aftertaste

: a taste that remains after something is eaten or drunk


af·​ter·​taste | \ -ˌtāst How to pronounce aftertaste (audio) \

Medical Definition of aftertaste

: persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone

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