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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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 And made a small vial of Veritaserum potion that was actually butterscotch flavoring that could be added to cream soda to make Butterbeer. Diana Bruk, Seventeen, "A Guy Threw His Wife a Harry Potter-Themed Birthday Party And It Was Absolutely Magical," 22 Oct. 2015 Some brands can contain artificial flavoring and added sugar. Kristen Fischer, Fox News, "Is seltzer good for you?," 9 Sep. 2018 Some of the chemicals, known as esters and ketones, are typically used in the flavoring and fragrance industries, while others are used in food processing and incorporated in cleaning products. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milorganite mystery: Homegrown fertilizer's new scent has officials sleuthing to identify source of change," 30 Apr. 2018 At the company facility in Modesto, California, the base wine is blended with sparkling wine and natural flavorings. Dave Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun," 20 Aug. 2018 Even its flavoring—peppermint in this case—is derived from natural oils, not synthetics. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis," 27 Apr. 2018 The last time the price of vanilla spiked, to $400 a kilo in 2003, nearly 30% of buyers turned to vanilla substitutes and synthetic flavoring, says Dominique Roques, Firmenich’s vice president for natural flavors. Aryn Baker/sahabevava, Time, "Vanilla Is Nearly as Expensive as Silver. That Spells Trouble for Madagascar," 13 June 2018 The herbs of the European Mediterranean — oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage and rosemary — produce fresh leaves for flavoring soups all or most of the year in our Mediterranean climate. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "How Bay Area gardeners can grow their own soup," 1 June 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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