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 of aftertaste from the Web
Navigating the city by mental Post-It Notes leaves a bittersweet aftertaste.
An initial fruitiness is followed by a bitter aftertaste that contrasts with tangerine and melon aromas.
Epazote is an herb with tapering serrated leaves that grows wild in southern Mexico and has a sharp, peppery, anise flavor with a lemony aftertaste.
A Scottish Ale has an aftertaste that lingers with a nice malty taste.
That’s a fine, tricky line to tread for too long, though, which might be why the third season of Fargo, premiering April 19, comes with just the slightest hint of a bitter aftertaste.
The flavor even came complete with a truly gag-inspiring aftertaste.
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First Known Use of aftertaste
AFTERTASTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aftertaste for English Language Learners
: a taste that remains after something is eaten or drunk
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