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taste

taste - Dictionary definition and meaning for word taste

Definition
(noun) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
Example Sentence
  • the candy left him with a bad taste
  • the melon had a delicious taste

Definition
(noun) a strong liking
Example Sentence
  • my own preference is for good literature
  • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Definition
(noun) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Example Sentence
  • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
  • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Definition
(noun) a brief experience of something
Example Sentence
  • he got a taste of life on the wild side
  • she enjoyed her brief taste of independence

Definition
(noun) a small amount eaten or drunk
Synonyms : mouthful
Example Sentence
  • take a taste--you'll like it

Definition
(noun) the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
Example Sentence
  • his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

Definition
(noun) a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
Synonyms : tasting
Example Sentence
  • a wine tasting

Definition
(verb) have flavor; taste of something
Synonyms : savor , savour

Definition
(verb) perceive by the sense of taste
Example Sentence
  • Can you taste the garlic?

Definition
(verb) take a sample of
Synonyms : sample , try , try out
Example Sentence
  • Try these new crackers
  • Sample the regional dishes

Definition
(verb) have a distinctive or characteristic taste
Synonyms : smack
Example Sentence
  • This tastes of nutmeg

Definition
(verb) distinguish flavors
Example Sentence
  • We tasted wines last night

Definition
(verb) experience briefly
Example Sentence
  • The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

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