1 taste, savour, tang, piquancy, zest; tastiness, savouriness; essence, extract, seasoning, flavouring, seasoning, spice; aroma, odour, scent; Rare sapor:
Overcooking destroys the flavour of food. This sweet has a minty flavour.
2 character, spirit, nature, quality, property, mark, stamp, essence, characteristic, style, taste, feel, feeling, ambience or ambiance, sense, tinge, aroma, air, atmosphere, hint, suggestion, touch, soupçon:
We all agreed that the new play has a Shavian flavour.
3 season, spice:
She flavours her teacakes with ginger.
1 taste of food
delicious, exquisite, fine, good, lovely, pleasant, wonderful | characteristic, distinctive, particular, unique, unmistakable | true | full, pronounced, rich, strong | mellow, rounded | delicate, mild, subtle | bland | extra | fresh | sweet | bitter, sharp, sour, tangy, tart | salty | hot, spicy | smoky | exotic | cheese/cheesy, chocolate, fruit, lemon/lemony, minty, nutty, etc.
VERB + FLAVOUR
It's got a very mild flavour.
| take on
Coffee takes on a flavour all of its own when enjoyed with freshly cooked pastry.
Delicate herbs keep their flavour better when frozen.
| lose | add, give sth, impart, lend (sth), provide
a herb that adds a characteristic flavour to a range of dishes
| bring out, release
The lemon juice brings out the natural fruit flavours. Bay leaves should be broken to release their flavour.
| enhance, improve | spoil | destroy
Cooking the vegetable destroys its wonderful delicate flavour.
| appreciate, enjoy, savour
Enjoy the flavour of fresh fish.
FLAVOUR + NOUN
Salt is a common flavour enhancer.
Cream may be added to the sauce for extra flavour.
| with a ~
a dish with a strong spicy flavour
full of flavour
vegetables that are fresh and full of flavour
2 particular quality/atmosphere
distinctive, particular, true, unique | pronounced, strong | international, local, oriental, regional | American, Scandinavian, etc. | political
VERB + FLAVOUR
The college has a truly international flavour.
| acquire, take on
The music festival has taken on a distinctly German flavour.
| lose | add, give sth, impart, provide
The intervention of the authorities gave union struggles a decidedly political flavour.
| experience, get
The children experienced the flavour of medieval life. She rotated around the departments to get a flavour of all aspects of the business.
| appreciate, enjoy | capture
The film captures the flavour of rural life in this area.
with a … ~
a TV show with an American flavour
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