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Definition of "flavor" []

  • Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon. See Synonyms at taste. (noun)
  • A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: "What matters in literature . . . is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering” ( Harold Bloom). (noun)
  • A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors. (noun)
  • Physics Any of six classifications of quark varieties (up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom), distinguished by mass and electric charge. (noun)
  • Archaic Aroma; fragrance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flavor" in a sentence
  • "One might say, to be sure, that they were a little saltish, and then again, with that exception, there was no remarkable flavor; but that might be the rarity, _not to have any flavor_."
  • "Most spring rolls are known to be delicate in flavor and light/healthy but these must be the bad sheep in the family because they explode in your mouth with intense flavor from the dried shrimp and dipping sauce."
  • "The cumin flavor is very light, so if you like your cumin I'd double it."