fla·vor·ing | \ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ \

Definition of flavoring 

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flavor, seasoning, spice

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Examples of flavoring in a Sentence

We used ginger and other natural flavorings. soup made with beef flavoring

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They are manufactured and can contain flavorings and chemicals that some people might wish to avoid. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study," 4 Apr. 2018 None of the products contain ingredients used for flavoring or coloring, including the distillery's Baxter's Rum — made with blackstrap molasses and natural sugarcane. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Tequila in bourbon barrels? New craft distillery comes to Phoenix Hill," 2 July 2018 Be creative, as flavorings come in so many varieties! Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Ringing responses," 4 June 2018 From there flavorings have grown and gone upscale to include bacon to blue cheese, braised short ribs to truffle oil. BostonGlobe.com, "TAVERN IN THE SQUARE," 23 May 2018 Nicknamed the iPhone of e-cigarettes, Juuls resemble thumb drives, produce little plume, and smell like fruit or other flavorings, making them so concealable that students can vape in class. Kate Zernike, New York Times, "F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers," 24 Apr. 2018 The Texas plant used the same flavorings that were tied to lung disease in microwave popcorn workers in the early 2000s. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 coffee-roasters found to have high levels of dangerous chemicals in the air that make workers sick," 16 May 2018 Make sure your marinade contains a salty component, because that is one of the most effective flavoring agents. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "If you’re in the mood to marinate meat, soak up these tips," 26 June 2018 If artificial fruit flavoring is your bag, this jaw-breaking, ultra-sugary treat is for you. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fair aims for sweet success this summer," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of flavoring

1845, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flavoring

: a substance that is added to a food or drink to give it a desired taste


fla·vor·ing | \ˈflā-və-riŋ, ˈflāv-riŋ\

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