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English noun: flavour

1. flavour (state) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

SamplesThe feel of the city excited him.
A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
It had the smell of treason.

Synonymsfeel, feeling, flavor, look, smell, spirit, tone

Broader (hypernym)ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Narrower (hyponym)Hollywood, Zeitgeist

2. flavour (cognition) (physics) the six kinds of quarks


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

Narrower (hyponym)charm, strangeness

Domain categoryhigh energy physics, high-energy physics, particle physics

3. flavour (cognition) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Synonymsflavor, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang

Broader (hypernym)gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation

Narrower (hyponym)lemon, vanilla

English verb: flavour

1. flavour (perception) lend flavor to

SamplesSeason the chicken breast after roasting it.

Synonymsflavor, season

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)curry, resinate, salt, sauce, savor, savour, spice, spice up, zest

Causesavor, savour, taste

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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