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flavor

noun fla·vor \ ˈflā-vər \

Definition of flavor

1 a archaic :odor, fragrance
b :the quality of something that affects the sense of taste
c :the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth
  • the flavor of apples
2 :a substance that flavors
  • artificial flavors
3 a :characteristic or predominant quality
  • the ethnic flavor of a neighborhood
b :a distinctive appealing or enlivening quality
  • her performance adds flavor to the show
4 a :variety 3a
b :a property that distinguishes different types of elementary particles (such as quarks or neutrinos); also :any of the different types of particles that are distinguished by flavor
5 :version 2
  • flavors of software
6 :one that is in the center of public attention for a limited time usually used in phrases like flavor of the month

flavored

play \ˈflā-vərd\ adjective

flavorful

play \ˈflā-vər-fəl\ adjective

flavorfully

play \ˈflā-vər-fə-lē\ adverb

flavorless

play \ˈflā-vər-ləs\ adjective

flavorsome

play \ˈflā-vər-səm\ adjective

Examples of flavor in a Sentence

  1. This dish has an unusual flavor.

  2. the hot, spicy flavors of Mexican food

  3. a dish with unusual flavor

  4. They sell 20 different flavors of ice cream.

  5. Grape is my favorite bubble gum flavor.

  6. The stew is full of flavor.

  7. She added vanilla flavor to the custard.

  8. I like the Italian flavor of the neighborhood.

  9. The film has an avant-garde flavor.

  10. Her performance adds flavor to the show.

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Origin and Etymology of flavor

Middle English flavour, modification of Anglo-French flaur, flour, from Vulgar Latin *flator, alteration of Latin flatus breath, act of blowing — more at flatulent


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flavor

verb

Definition of flavor

flavored; flavoring play \ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
:to give or add flavor to

Examples of flavor in a Sentence

  1. We flavored the cookies with cinnamon.

  2. I flavored the salad with herbs.

Recent Examples of flavor from the Web

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First Known Use of flavor

1542

flavor Synonyms

Synonyms
season, lace, savor (also savour), spice
Related Words
enhance, enrich, sauce; pepper, salt; aromatize, perfume

FLAVOR Defined for English Language Learners

flavor

noun

Definition of flavor for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of something that you can taste

  • : a particular type of taste

  • : a good or appealing taste


flavor

verb

Definition of flavor for English Language Learners

  • : to give or add flavor to (something)


FLAVOR Defined for Kids

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flavor

noun fla·vor \ ˈflā-vər \

Definition of flavor for Students

1 :the quality of something that affects the sense of taste
  • I like the spicy flavor of Indian food.
2 :a substance added to food to give it a desired taste
  • artificial flavors

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flavor

verb

Definition of flavor for Students

flavored; flavoring
:to give or add something to produce a taste
  • The chef flavored the sauce with peppers.

flavored

adjective

Medical Dictionary

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flavor

noun fla·vor
variants: or chiefly British flavour play \ˈflā-vər\

medical Definition of flavor

1 a :the quality of something that affects the sense of taste
  • condiments give flavor to food
b :the blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth
  • the flavor of ripe fruit
2 :a substance that flavors

flavored

or chiefly British flavoured play \-vərd\ adjective

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flavor

transitive verb
variants: or chiefly British flavour

medical Definition of flavor

flavored or chiefly British flavoured; flavoring or chiefly British flavouring play \ˈflāv-(ə-)riŋ\
:to give or add flavor to


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