Definition of degust in English:

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Pronunciation: /diˈɡəst/


[with object] rare
Taste (something) carefully, so as to appreciate it fully.
Example sentences
  • You can visit here local brewery and degust its beer or historical buildings of church and city hall.
  • We sat at an outdoor garden, degusted the beefsteak, gazed at the stars and the lights of Taipei below.
  • It is a cosy corner to invite several friends to degust tea and have a private meeting.



Pronunciation: /ˌdēɡəˈstāSHən/
Example sentences
  • While it is not uncommon for well-known vineyards to charge fees for tastings, the degustations here are free.
  • Main dishes came just on time on heated plates, so the dishes stayed warm until the end of degustation.
  • Inside, a father and son are having a mock degustation of fizzy drinks.


Early 17th century: from Latin degustare, from de- 'completely' + gustare 'to taste'.

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Syllabification: de·gust

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