Definition of flavour in English:
- Love them or hate them, there's no doubt the olive has one of the most distinctive flavours in your kitchen cupboard, a flavour you can trust.
- We both agreed that the flavours were distinctive although we were unable to name many of the herbs we ate.
- The senses of smell and taste let you fully enjoy the flavors of foods and drinks, and the smells of flowers.
- The following is just a flavour of some of the comments and suggestions.
- The 10-week evening course will give students a flavour of the most important fields of enquiry within women's studies at present.
- I have outlined just a flavour of what is happening in the next couple of months and I'm quite sure that Sligo athletes will be highly motivated by what lies ahead.
- Paintings on cowskin also hang on the walls adding a Latin flavour to the atmosphere.
- We'll be showing the build up to England games, taking a look around the stadiums and giving living room supporters a real flavour of the atmosphere and tension in Asia.
- Much in the game indicates that it's the flavour and atmosphere that is to be emphasized and I think it works best when the players accept this.
- Microsoft UK is offering free evaluation CDs of Windows. NET Server beta 3, in Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter flavours.
- In the sixties, I would have called them Birchers, not having the knowledge of the far right back then to distinguish amongst different flavors of rightwing lunacy.
- When parking-lot congestion impedes the advance of responsible eaters toward the bin of heirloom tomatoes, you see that anger comes in many flavors.
- So far we know of six quark flavors: Up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom.
- Each quark can be chosen from any of six flavours: up, down, strange, charm, bottom and top.
- The only inputs were a few experimentally known hadron masses that were used to determine the lattice spacing and the masses of five of the quark flavors.
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- To reduce your sodium intake, take the salt shaker off the table and flavor foods with herbs, spices, and lemon juice instead.
- The rice was flavoured with tomato and spices and the salad was of crisp iceberg lettuce lightly drizzled with a mustard dressing.
- Dye obtained from the flowers is used to colour and flavour foods like rice, soups, cheeses and butter.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'fragrance, aroma'): from Old French flaor, perhaps based on a blend of Latin flatus 'blowing' and foetor 'stench'; the -v- appears to have been introduced in Middle English by association with savour. sense 1 of the noun dates from the late 17th century.
Originally flavour was associated with smell rather than taste, and meant ‘fragrance’. Linked in English with savour (Middle English) which comes from Latin sapere ‘to taste’, it comes from an Old French word which might be a combination of Latin flatus ‘blowing’ and foetor ‘unpleasant smell’. The current meaning of ‘a distinctive taste’ dates from the 17th century. In the 1930s American ice-cream parlours ran campaigns to promote a particular flavour of the month, giving us the phrase we use today to mean ‘something that is currently very popular.’
flavour of the month
- A person or thing that enjoys a short period of great popularity: American sitcoms are currently flavour of the monthMore example sentences
- To stand up and be counted is not very cool; going with the tide seems to be the flavour of the month.
- It does not depend on how I look or whether I am flavour of the month.
- And you know, Scottish bands have been flavour of the month before and we were here then, so we'll be here again next time.
- Example sentences
- The meat is absolutely incredible - moist, flavorful, incredibly soft.
- Basted with sweet and sour vinegar and cherry juice, the meaty duck breast tasted succulent and flavourful.
- The calamari in tomato sauce was tender and flavourful.
- Example sentences
- The danger is of subsiding into a world of flavourless, colourless euphemism, leaving behind the robustness of good English.
- There were indeed big chunks of chocolate, but the ice-cream itself was insipid and flavourless.
- If your idea of tea is a flavourless liquid that colours well with milk, then this will do the trick.
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