Adjective "Spiced" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/spʌɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.
  1. mass noun 'sift together flour, baking powder, and mixed spice'
  2. 'In Britain, food regulations currently allow only herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings to be irradiated.'
  3. 'Nutmeg, pepper, caraway seeds, ground ginger and the curry spices of cumin and coriander are also worth considering.'
  4. 'There is no part of the world that is not home to a variety of spices; cumin, coriander, fennel, fenugreek, nigella, sesame, anise, the list is endless.'
  5. 'Add the sauerkraut, juniper berries, garlic, wine, spices and salt and pepper.'
  6. 'The Romans were usually not big meat eaters and a lot of their normal meals involved vegetables, herbs and spices together with a wheat meal that looked like porridge.'
  7. 'Place the spices, pepper, and thyme in a piece of cheesecloth.'
  8. 'The ingredients, spices, and aromatics are placed in the tagine with a mere spoonful of water.'
  9. 'For this, mustard seeds and fresh green chillies are imperative, and the warming spices of cumin, coriander, and turmeric are standard.'
  10. 'The process involves marinating fruit, vegetables, herbs or spices in large containers.'
  11. 'Traditionally, the Chinese have used it as a food coloring, preservative and spice.'
  12. 'The Italians, with their great tradition of international football, add a bit of spice to the occasion.'
  13. 'To add a bit of spice, a celebrity panel contributes to the discussion.'
  14. 'When the city's culinary scene threatens to lapse into boredom, there is someone who comes along promising to add a dash of spice to it.'
  15. 'Wiener's concerto is cool and neoclassical, incorporating elements of jazz for spice, not as the main ingredient.'
  16. 'The winter days may be getting darker and colder - all the more reason to organise a bright and cheerful get-together to warm the soul and add a bit of spice and zest to your holiday season.'
  17. 'And, as is the case with suits, choose one of this season's fashionable colors to add some spice to your look.'
  18. 'There are some variants that we have found add more spice / interest.'
  19. 'It added spice to the evening and gave us more to talk about.'
  20. 'The game will be the first in three weeks for both teams and spectators, with a sizeable gate expected to roar the two sides on to success in the first game of 2005 with the derby element adding a touch of spice.'
  21. 'And, if some spice has been added to the dance, that is because this comes with a fitness routine.'
A russet or ginger colour.
    Sweets; confectionery.

      verb

      Flavour with spice.
      1. 'Melons and oranges are often added to goat or chicken that has been strongly spiced with peppers and heavily seasoned with garlic.'
      2. 'But until recently, all the available dishes were based on a couple of sauces, alternatively spiced up with chillies or cooled down with yoghurt or cream.'
      3. 'They are brought to the table piping hot, along with a small bowl of mildly spiced tomato dipping sauce.'
      4. 'The meat itself was exquisitely spiced and well cooked, surprisingly tender considering that the cubes were very firm under the knife.'
      5. 'This time I went with the lamb curry, it was mildly spiced and full of warm flavors, but the meat again disappointed.'
      6. 'The tangy curry tomato sauce, spiced with ginger, awakens the taste buds and is so delicious that it overshadows the flavour of the mid-sized shrimp.'
      7. 'We accompanied our dinner with strong bitter spiced Persian tea, poured from the ornate tea carafe.'
      8. 'The rice was dry as before, but the chicken was spiced beautifully.'
      9. 'The gently spiced meatballs are lightly textured, served on a bed of couscous with steamed carrots, turnip and onion.'
      10. 'Many are spiced, or flavoured with lemon zest, and further embellished with nuts and dried or candied fruit.'
      11. 'she was probably adding details to spice up the story'
      12. 'And he expects the status quo to remain the same this year, despite a raft of rule changes designed to spice up grand prix weekends.'
      13. 'This was no contrived presentation of foreign exoticism to satisfy some state-granting agency looking to spice up multicultural awareness week.'
      14. 'And to spice up the controversy, the very people who ushered her into the sport are the ones clamoring to get her kicked out.'
      15. 'Written in the slang of a middle-class teenager from Sao Paulo, it is part diary, part blog and even offers how-to tips for readers looking to spice up their sex lives.'
      16. 'This particular tabloid saw fit to urge readers to spice up their Sunday by studying something other than football and racing form; naked exploitation in the most explicit manner.'
      17. 'Glossy, colourful and full of mouth-watering ideas, celebrity cookbooks might be a great way to spice up meal times but many find they leave a bitter taste in the mouth.'
      18. 'The wild singer has struck up a close friendship with the TV presenter in recent weeks and Chris has asked him along to the lavish ceremony to spice up proceedings..'
      19. 'Follow his advice and you can spice up your routine.'
      20. 'The song also features repetitive hand-clapping and a drum line sound, which serve to spice up the song as compared to the others.'
      21. 'Now he has become one of the breed of sportspeople who spice up the pages of an otherwise take-it-or-leave-it book by having a cut at those in his own game - a bit of a back-stabber if you like.'

      More definitions

      1. any of a class of pungent or aromatic substances of vegetable origin, as pepper, cinnamon, or cloves, used as seasoning, preservatives, etc.

      2. such substances collectively or as material: Cookies without spice can be tasteless.

      3. a spicy or aromatic odor or fragrance.

      4. something that gives zest: a spice of humor in his solemnity.

      5. a piquant, interesting element or quality; zest; piquancy: The anecdotes lent spice to her talk.

      6. Archaic. a small quantity of something

      More examples(as adjective)

      "atmospheres can be spiced with jokes."

      "lives can be spiced by longings."

      "wines can be spiced."

      "sausages can be spiced."

      "dishes can be spiced."

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      Origin

      (spice)Middle English: shortening of Old French espice, from Latin species ‘sort, kind’, in late Latin ‘wares’.