What does flavour mean?

Definitions for flavour
ˈfleɪ vərflavour

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flavour.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellnoun

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"

  2. flavor, flavournoun

    (physics) the six kinds of quarks

  3. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tangverb

    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

  4. season, flavor, flavourverb

    lend flavor to

    "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"


  1. flavournoun

    The quality produced by the sensation of taste.

    The flavour of this apple pie is delicious.

  2. flavournoun

    A substance used to produce a taste. Flavouring.

    Flavour was added to the pudding.

  3. flavournoun

    A variety of tastes attributed to an object.

    What flavour of bubble gum do you enjoy?

  4. flavournoun

    The characteristic quality of something.

    the flavour of an experience

  5. flavournoun

    A kind or type.

    Debian is one flavour of the Linux operating system.

  6. flavournoun

    In physics, a term used to name the six types of quarks (top, bottom, strange, charmed, up, and down) or three types of leptons (electron, muon, and tauon).

  7. flavourverb

    To add flavouring to something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FLAVOURnoun

    They have a certain flavour, at their first appearance, from several accidental circumstances, which they may lose, if not taken early. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 488.

    Myrtle, orange, and the blushing rose,
    With bending heaps, so nigh their bloom disclose,
    Each seems to smell the flavour which the other blows. Dry.


  1. Flavour

    In particle physics, flavour or flavor refers to the type of elementary particles occurring in the Standard Model. There are flavour quantum numbers which depend on the number of particles of particular flavours which occur in a hadron. The term "flavour" was first coined for use in the quark model of hadrons in 1968.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flavour

    flā′vur, n. that quality of anything which affects the smell or the palate: a smack or relish.—v.t. to impart flavour to.—adj. Flā′vorous.—n. Flā′vouring, any substance used to give a flavour.—adj. Flā′vourless. [O. Fr. flaur; prob. related to L. fragrāre or to flāre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. flavour

    A type of specific natural matter or product.

    The flavour of the food was amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flavour' in Nouns Frequency: #2056

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavour in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of flavour in a Sentence

  1. Juvenal:

    The sweetest pleasures soonest cloy, And its best flavour temperance gives to joy.

  2. Keith Goode:

    It's safe to say that iron ore is not the flavour of the month, those high prices aren't coming back.

  3. Chen Jiaqi:

    I think more and more Chinese customers are about the flavour of the beer itself, and if the beer is unique and rare then they will choose it.

  4. Michael Hewson:

    The main speculation now is likely to be around the flavour of any ECB action at Thursday's meeting, european markets have started a new week on the front foot increasingly confident that the ECB will announce a bond buying program. This is being reflected in early trading by new record lows in European yields and fresh all-time highs in the German DAX.

  5. Stephen Innes:

    Hoping for the best on the policy front but positioning for the worst on the economic backdrop seems to be the flavour of the day, the Fed, now out of necessity alone, will need to adjust policy much more profoundly than they expected.

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  • نكهةArabic
  • подправям, буке́т, вкус, придавам вкусBulgarian
  • sabor, gustCatalan, Valencian
  • příchuťCzech
  • smagDanish
  • Geschmack, Geschmacksverstärker, Geschmacksstoff, würzenGerman
  • γεύσηGreek
  • gustoEsperanto
  • sabor, gustoSpanish
  • makuaine, maku, maustaa, höystää, mausteFinnish
  • saveur, style, assaisonner, goûtFrench
  • leasaighIrish
  • स्वादHindi
  • condire, sapori, aromatizzare, gusto, aroma, profumare, fragranza, saporeItalian
  • 香料, 味Japanese
  • არომატი, გემოGeorgian
  • saporLatin
  • tāwara, whaktakakara, namunamuā, waitāwhara, hāMāori
  • smaak, meug, smaakstofDutch
  • smakNorwegian
  • odmiana, smakPolish
  • sabor, gostoPortuguese
  • приправля́ть, буке́т, припра́вить, припра́ва, арома́т, доба́вка, тип, осо́бенность, вкус, сорт, при́вкусRussian
  • sort, smaktillsats, slag, smakämne, smaksätta, smak, aromSwedish
  • சுவைTamil
  • çeşniTurkish
  • ذائقہUrdu

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