de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of degustation 

: the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst , dē-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of degustation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Once the sun goes down, the dining room sets up for the chef’s daily degustation. Catherine Ridha, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Remote Valley is Australia's Best Kept Secret," 21 Mar. 2018 The joint degustation menu from the three chefs celebrates the locavore movement and the produce of the two island nations, both of which are seeing their global culinary status rising. Chris Dwyer, CNN, "Top chefs on tour: 10 culinary pop-ups around the world," 4 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'degustation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of degustation

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for degustation

French dégustation, from Latin degustation-, degustatio, from degustare to taste, from de- + gustare to taste — more at choose

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about degustation

Share degustation

Statistics for degustation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for degustation

The first known use of degustation was circa 1656

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for degustation


de·​gus·​ta·​tion | \ˌdē-ˌgəs-ˈtā-shən, di- \

Medical Definition of degustation 

: the action or an instance of tasting or savoring

Other Words from degustation

degust \ di-​ˈgəst \ transitive verb

Comments on degustation

What made you want to look up degustation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!