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English noun: taste sensation

1. taste sensation (cognition) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus


SamplesThe candy left him with a bad taste.
The melon had a delicious taste.


Synonymsgustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception


Broader (hypernym)aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression


Narrower (hyponym)astringence, astringency, bitter, bitterness, finish, flatness, flavor, flavour, mellowness, nip, relish, salinity, salt, saltiness, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, sour, sourness, sugariness, sweet, sweetness, tang, tartness









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