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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


Synonymsflavor


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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