Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
spice /spais/
  • danh từ
    • đồ gia vị
    • cái làm thêm đậm đà (câu chuyện...)
    • hơi hướng, vẻ; một chút, một ít
      • there is a spice of malice in him: tính nó có hơi hiểm độc một chút
      • a spice of envy in her tone: vẻ ghen tị trong giọng nói của cô ta
  • ngoại động từ
    • cho gia vị (vào thức ăn)
    • làm đậm đà, thêm mắm thêm muối (vào câu chuyện)
Concise Dictionary
+aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
+any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
+the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
+make more interesting or flavorful
+add herbs or spices to

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 condiment, relish, seasoning, flavour(ing); herb:
Much of the purpose of early explorers was to search for spices.
2 zest, spiciness, piquancy, tang, pungency, bite, sharpness, poignancy, gusto, excitement, seasoning, dash, élan, colour, life, vigour, interest, stimulation, stimulant, spirit, Colloq vim, zip, pep, kick, pizazz, punch, ginger, pepper:
A holiday in the Bahamas will add a little spice to our lives.
3 season, flavour:
Highly spiced food does not agree with many people.
4 Often, spice up. enliven, inspirit, stimulate, invigorate:
The proprietor felt that the new editor should try to spice up the magazine.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, U] one of the various types of powder or seed that come from plants and are used in cooking. Spices have a strong taste and smell: common spices such as ginger and cinnamon + a spice jar / rack
2 [U] extra interest or excitement: We need an exciting trip to add some spice to our lives.
Idioms see VARIETY
+ verb [VN] ~ sth (up) (with sth)
1 to add spice to food in order to give it more flavour: highly spiced dishes
2 to add interest or excitement to sth: He exaggerated the details to spice up the story. + Her conversation is always spiced with humour.
Collocation Dictionary

1 flavour for food


ground | mixed | exotic


mix/mixture | cupboard, jar, rack


herbs and spices

2 excitement and interest


add, give
The romance added spice to the holiday.



Their bread is spiced with cinnamon.


heavily/highly spiced
I don't really like highly spiced food.
| lightly spiced
a dish of lightly spiced rice

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