fla·​vor·​ing | \ ˈflā-v(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce flavoring (audio) \

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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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To achieve a similar texture and taste, the company tested more than 20 types of cream, 70 different vanilla flavorings and created a new bottle to make sure the proper amounts of flavor are dispensed. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks’ Frappuccino Gets a Sugar Makeover," 30 Aug. 2018 Not to be confused with the gum of the same name, Big Red has the vanilla flavoring of traditional cream soda, but with hints of fruit as well. Amanda Greene, Woman's Day, "12 Beloved Regional American Foods," 27 Oct. 2010 That's because the spice and other flavorings may reduce cellular activity that causes DNA changes, cell death, and proliferation of cancer cells. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "8 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginger You Need to Know About," 19 Nov. 2018 Be sure the lube is paraben-free, petrochemical-free, glycerine-free, and does not contain any flavoring because these chemicals can cause irritation and infection. Gigi Engle, SELF, "7 Questions to Ask the Salesperson—and Yourself—Before Buying Your First Vibrator," 20 July 2018 Inside the vaping aerosol are ultra fine particles, nicotine, flavoring chemicals, possible cancer-causing chemicals, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. Sara Clarkson, chicagotribune.com, "Clarkson: Dangers of nicotine hidden in vaping names, flavors," 16 May 2018 That liquid usually contains nicotine along with a mixture of chemicals and flavorings. Karen Kaplan, The Seattle Times, "Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use," 18 Dec. 2018 Morcilla can, however, be a hard sell for those who discover that its principal flavoring agent is blood. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "The Best Sausages of Summer, Ranked," 22 May 2018 In a large mixing bowl, beat sweetex until creamy, add in butter and vanilla flavoring and mix well. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Five finalists vie for 'Best Cupcake Ever' in contest to support literacy," 22 Apr. 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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