Definition of palate
1 : the roof of the mouth separating the mouth from the nasal cavity
2 a : a usually intellectual taste or liking <too ornate for my palate> b : the sense of taste
Examples of palate in a sentence
The restaurant serves Korean food adapted for the American palate.
She's been working hard on a menu that will please the palates of all her guests.
Origin and Etymology of palate
Middle English, from Latin palatum
First Known Use: 14th century
PALATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of palate for English Language Learners
: the top part of the inside of your mouth : the roof of your mouth
: the sense of taste
PALATE Defined for Kids
Definition of palate for Students
1 : the top area of the inside of the mouth made up of a bony front part (hard palate) and a soft flexible back part (soft palate)
2 : the sense of taste <This is too spicy for my palate.>
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