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foretaste

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noun fore·taste \ ˈfȯr-ˌtāst \

Definition of foretaste

1 :a small anticipatory sample
2 :an advance indication or warning

Examples of foretaste in a Sentence

  1. These layoffs are only a foretaste of what's to come.

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First Known Use of foretaste

15th century

Synonym Discussion of foretaste

prospect, outlook, anticipation, foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern.
    • the prospect of a quiet weekend
outlook suggests a forecasting of the future.
    • a favorable outlook for the economy
anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen.
    • the anticipation of her arrival
foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming.
    • the frost was a foretaste of winter

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foretaste

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verb fore·taste \ fȯr-ˈtāst , ˈfȯr-ˌtāst \

Definition of foretaste

transitive verb
:to taste beforehand :anticipate

First Known Use of foretaste

15th century


FORETASTE Defined for English Language Learners

foretaste

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Definition of foretaste for English Language Learners

  • : a small or short experience of something that will not be fully experienced until later



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