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flavour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflavourfla‧vour1 British English, flavor American English /ˈfleɪvə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]TASTE IN CLOTHES, MUSIC ETC the particular taste of a food or drink 🔊 Which flavour do you want – chocolate or vanilla?flavour of 🔊 a dry wine with flavors of honey and apricot2 [uncountable]TASTE IN CLOTHES, MUSIC ETC the quality of tasting good 🔊 I prefer this one because it has more flavour.3 [countable, uncountable] a substance used to give something a particular taste syn flavouring 🔊 artificial flavours4 [singular]TYPE a quality or feature that makes something have a particular style or character 🔊 The stories have a strong regional flavour.flavour of 🔊 Critics claim the building would destroy the flavor of the neighborhood.5 [singular]DESCRIBE an idea of what the typical qualities of something areflavour of 🔊 Marston’s book gives you a flavour of life in the 16th century.6 flavour of the monthCOLLOCATIONSMeanings 1 & 2ADJECTIVES/NOUN + flavourdeliciousMango has a delicious flavour.sweet/spicy/bitter/salty etcThe flavor was like peaches, but not as sweet.nuttyThe seeds have a nutty flavour.smokya relatively mild chili with a rich, smoky flavorstrongThe flavour of the sauce was quite strong.rich (=strong and pleasant)The brown sugar makes the flavour especially rich.mildI prefer a sausage with a milder flavour.mellow/smooth (=pleasant and not strong or bitter)Add milk to make the flavour more mellow.delicate/subtle (=pleasant and not strong)The wine should be served cold so that it doesn’t lose any of its delicate flavour.distinctive/unique (=very different from other foods or drinks)Juniper berries give the drink its distinctive flavour.chocolate/strawberry etc flavourDoes this milkshake come in a chocolate flavor?verbshave a sweet/strong etc flavourThese biscuits have a very distinctive flavour.add/give flavourHerbs add flavor to a salad.bring out the flavour (=make the flavour more noticeable)The fruit is cooked to bring out the flavour.improve/enhance the flavourYou can enhance the flavour by adding some cream.phrasesbe full of flavourThe beef is tender and full of flavour.
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flavourIt's a focal point for people from miles around and has a really continental flavour.One can not over-emphasise the need to remove any disciplinary flavour from the proposed system.I part and sample their famous shellfish, strange in flavour, perfect in appearance.The wine wasn't bad, but it didn't have much flavour.On this occasion, as an added piquancy, the festival promised to have a distinctly radical flavour.Even the regional flavour of the menu has been lost.Teewurst has a rich and pronounced smoked flavour and is delicious on hot toast or crackers.Tasteless apart from the overwhelming sugar flavour.It is certainly easy to prepare, but I always think it lacks the flavour of some other types of rice.This sauce has a really unusual flavour.gives ... flavour ofIt gives but a flavour of what has gone before and what is to come but how the appetite was whetted.A handbook for teachers published before the Second World War gives us the flavour of a drawing lesson in an elementary school.
flavourflavour2 British English, flavor American English verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TASTE IN CLOTHES, MUSIC ETCto give something a particular taste or more taste→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flavourCardamoms are used to flavour rice and, after saffron, are the world's most expensive spice.Haslet is a pork meat loaf, which is flavoured with a variety of herbs and spices.It was noodles flavoured with flakes of dried tuna from Miyako.It is sometimes flavoured with peppercorns.Dijon mustards are flavoured with spices.Cut down on salt and use more herbs to flavour your food. 7.
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Verb table
flavour (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyflavour (BrE)
he, she, itflavours (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflavoured (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flavoured
he, she, ithas flavoured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flavoured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill flavour
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flavoured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flavouring
he, she, itis flavouring
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you, we, theyare flavouring
Past
I, he, she, itwas flavouring
you, we, theywere flavouring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flavouring
he, she, ithas been flavouring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flavouring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flavouring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flavouring
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