Adjective "taste" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance.
  1. 'She tore off a piece of heavily buttered bread and popped it into her mouth, savoring the taste.'
  2. 'How the brain perceives taste is a fascinating phenomenon, Barham added.'
  3. 'Whisky was associated with a fiery taste and a burning sensation as it went down the gullet.'
  4. 'If the fumes were inhaled in sufficient quantities this could result in burning sensations in the back of the throat possibly characterised by a funny taste in the mouth.'
  5. 'Jen washed down the aspirin with the water, trying to get the taste out of her mouth.'
  6. 'The system is highly beneficial in the beer and soft drink industry where the taste of the product is highly influenced by the amount of bubbles within the container.'
  7. 'I find using carbonated water very helpful to rinse the glass and remove the taste from the mouth as well.'
  8. 'But the taste of that sauce lingered and I finished my water trying to get the taste out of my mouth.'
  9. 'And like all exotic food, the taste of snake apparently resembles that of chicken.'
  10. 'The taste overwhelmed my mouth as if I had eaten poisonous chemicals.'
  11. 'birds do not have a highly developed sense of taste'
  12. 'To fully appreciate the complexity of wine, the senses of sight, smell, taste and even touch must be employed.'
  13. 'A nonspiritual person only lives by their five senses, touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing.'
  14. 'It is through our senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch - that we perceive the world around us.'
  15. 'Likewise, the quality of each sense perception is embodied as a sense consciousness - sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.'
  16. 'Of the five senses - touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing - which one is most important to a naval aviator?'
  17. 'External stimuli are received through the senses - touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound.'
  18. 'Bad breath and a decreasing sense of taste and smell are common consequences.'
  19. 'Each plant within the garden has an element which enhances the five senses, i.e. taste, hear, smell, touch and sight.'
  20. 'You are no doubt familiar with the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.'
  21. 'Nevertheless, the senses of smell, taste, and touch have not been neglected.'
  22. 'We didn't order anything very typical but the unique Bulgarian dishes offered on the menu are suggested if you want to get a taste of the traditional foods.'
  23. 'In delicatessens, it is customary to offer sample tastes of foods as part of the exchange process.'
  24. 'She took the cup in her hands, brought it to her mouth and took a taste.'
  25. 'She uses some of her class time to give students a taste of foods that they might not have tried before, such as avocado and feta.'
  26. 'it was his first taste of serious action'
  27. 'For 12 years, the Tooreen native was content to fly the high life and sample a taste of the glamour and glitz that the world had to offer.'
  28. 'The annual event, the biggest free occasion of its type in south-east England, brought families out into the summer sun to experience a taste of country life.'
  29. 'Heritage Day gives us the opportunity to step back in time and sample a taste of life from the ‘good old days’.'
  30. 'Herewith a brief taste of this fine book on the art of corrupting humans as described in the letters of a senior tempter to his nephew Wormwood.'
  31. 'Like the London Marathon, it provides amateurs with a brief taste of just what it's like to participate in one of the world's great sporting events.'
  32. 'And where better for the Brazilian-native to sample a taste of the Irish culture than in the heart of South Mayo.'
  33. 'I'll share some of that with you here, so that you may have a brief taste of my personal involvement with correspondents.'
  34. 'While climbing Mount Everest might be out of the question, this camp will give aspiring mountaineers a taste of the climbing experience.'
  35. 'That was the verdict of children at a Whitefield primary school when they sampled a taste of the French way of life.'
  36. 'Pressley was pivotal in their return to the top division in 1996 and the following season helped United to a third-place finish and a brief taste of European football.'
A person's liking for particular flavours.
  1. 'It starts with dried whole peas and of course uses wasabi powder or paste, the amount of which can be adjusted to your taste.'
  2. 'The easy answer is to grab a frozen pizza, which is just the thing, so long as polystyrene frisbees splattered in cheap tomato paste are to your taste.'
  3. 'Some say this might weaken the brand power of Reeb, but Huang believes the new Reeb with four flavours may cater to the tastes of more Shanghai people.'
  4. 'Place the birds on a warm plate and bubble up the juice in the pan to reduce it, then season it to your taste.'
  5. 'Cook under a pre - heated grill for about 5 minutes on each side - or to your taste.'
  6. 'The chef has made it more sour and sweet to meet the taste of Southern people and the dish is actually fairly bland.'
  7. 'If you are tempted to try Benedictine after reading this but find it too sweet for your taste, mix it half-and-half with brandy.'
  8. 'Connie said the 11.6 fluid ounces of dark ale, bottled in 1977, is not much to her taste as she prefers a cold Fosters lager with a Bailey's Irish Cream chaser.'
  9. 'Place on very hot griddle or frying pan and cook each side to your taste - rare, medium, well done.'
  10. 'The pudding was dark and rich, just to his taste.'
  11. 'he found the aggressive competitiveness of the profession was not to his taste'
  12. 'They are perfectly entitled to their tastes and certainly their experiences.'
  13. 'But after that, a reader's reaction to a book becomes more subjective: it is mainly a matter of the reader's personal tastes and preferences.'
  14. 'She is a fair, sweet girl with simple tastes and needs.'
  15. 'You can take either video version or either audio version and tailor your viewing experience to your own tastes.'
  16. 'Personal tastes and preferences that can take any form you two decide on.'
  17. 'And this is a weird nostalgic experience through my musical tastes since about 1988, when I first bought a CD player.'
  18. 'Moreover, the Bullet, like the Harley Davidson, offers a lot of opportunities for the owner to customise it according to his personal tastes and preferences.'
  19. 'My brother and I share the same taste in food, drink and humour but when it comes to cars we disagree.'
  20. 'The busy silence that occurred before the conductor returned to the stage - like the opening moments of Sgt Pepper's - was more to my taste.'
  21. 'The ending's a little too sweet for my taste, there are oddities (filmed in summer, supposed to be Christmas) and the plot's conventional.'
The ability to discern what is of good quality or of a high aesthetic standard.
  1. 'In many cases, the owners have employed a great deal of skill and taste in maintaining their home.'
  2. 'Their taste in literature he regarded as despicable.'
  3. 'I guess I could tell him he had good taste in literature.'
  4. 'He had exquisite taste in literature, but curiously enough these wonderful books didn't sell, and he was also short of capital.'
  5. 'You should never apologise for your taste in music, literature, etc - no matter how dodgy!'
  6. 'For those of you with the good taste, and common sense, to invest your time more productively, the premise is simple.'
  7. 'Even their clothing style and taste in music is simpatico - they're both Goths.'
  8. 'You could even argue that Europeans demonstrate better taste in American culture than Americans do.'
  9. 'Assuming you're more interested in serious thinking than his taste in hair styles and rock music, the proposals are not to be missed.'
  10. 'I think if more people should pay attention to me and what I like because I obviously have refined taste in everything.'
  11. 'that's a joke in very bad taste'
  12. 'The webmaster reserves the right to delete, edit or alter user comments on the grounds of abuse, taste or decency.'
  13. 'What constitutes an infringement of privacy or bad taste or a failure to conform to proper standards of decency is very much a matter of personal judgment.'
  14. 'Of those stores who do not hire out Nazi costumes, Hazeldress, in Didsbury, refuses to do so on grounds of taste.'
  15. 'Several newspapers last week displayed a lack of taste and discretion which was, frankly, ghoulish and surely contravened two clauses of the editors' code of practice.'
  16. 'But, the thermals are for the most part within the acceptable boundaries of good taste.'
  17. 'The play has already been banned in Nottingham on the grounds of taste.'
  18. 'In each case the rejected form is taken to embody that which is beyond the bounds or transgresses the limits of, variously, decency, acceptability, or good taste.'
  19. 'But without a Christian or other religious culture I really can't see how you can object to Stu and Shell on grounds of anything but taste.'
  20. 'On first encounter, this emblem seems to be in poor taste, even slightly offensive; one that familiarity tends to politely ignore.'
  21. 'At the same time, the commission shies away from the more complex issue of taste and decency as it relates to discussion of socially divisive issues such as race, immigration and religion.'


Perceive or experience the flavour of.
  1. 'I can still taste the burnt flavour of the samosas and the rubbery sandwiches.'
  2. 'You'll be able to view exhibits and taste plenty of barbecue, which is included in the price of admission.'
  3. 'Trying to describe the chile verde experience to someone who's never tasted it is like trying to describe the ocean to someone who has never seen it.'
  4. 'It is not until you taste it that the difference becomes clear.'
  5. 'The first time I tasted these flavours I was in New York at a little Cuban café on Prince Street, and thought wow!'
  6. 'You should sip it slowly so that you can taste the real flavour of the tea.'
  7. 'She's seen, caught, smelt and tasted millipedes before.'
  8. 'As for seafood - ride the DART out to Sandycove and taste the flavours fresh out of the sea at Caviston's Seafood Restaurant.'
  9. 'But the type of seafood used would have made no difference to the disappointment I felt when I tasted it.'
  10. 'We just don't believe anyone's palate can taste other flavours if too much chilli is used.'
  11. 'the coffee tasted of acorns'
  12. 'Ever notice food tastes better when you are hungrier?'
  13. 'The floor is hard, but cool and somehow the food tastes better and the conversation is lighter.'
  14. 'All the food tastes like rubber, like it was sitting up in the refrigerator for five years.'
  15. 'The whole business of roasting and grinding your own spices may seem like a lot of trouble, but the resulting blend of flavours tastes much better than commercial spice mixtures.'
  16. 'Sick of wines that tasted of artificial flavours and chemicals, he confided his frustration to his wife.'
  17. 'Since I began to take blood pressure tablets about two years ago, everything I eat or drink tastes as if it has been sprinkled with salt.'
  18. 'We foraged for the elusive baski, an absurdly delicious wild strawberry that tasted of cherry and blackcurrant too.'
  19. 'But each tastes too sweet and too much like chemicals, like something purchased cheaply at a bad supermarket.'
  20. 'Her immediate reaction was surprise that it actually tasted of chicken.'
  21. 'Restaurants generally cook with fat because food tastes better, and people expect larger portions.'
  22. 'the waiter poured some wine for him to taste'
  23. 'This time needs to be savoured, rolled around the palate and gums as though tasting a wine, extracting every last drop of flavour from it, every tiny hint of summer.'
  24. 'Very educational and then, of course, I tasted their whiskies which were fine.'
  25. 'Critics tasting these wines without food and in large groups often miss wines like these that do not hammer their palates into submission.'
  26. 'It's such a pretty place, and we really enjoy stopping by the various vineyards and tasting the local product.'
  27. 'After our food writers and editors taste each dish, it's first come, first served for the rest of the staff, so it pays to hurry when you smell something good.'
  28. 'To insure good luck in the coming year one must taste all courses, and there must also be an even number of people at the table to ensure good health.'
  29. 'This dry red wine with rich fruit flavours, smoky bouquet and fabulous garnet colour can be tasted at the fair.'
  30. 'Fruit and vegetables were then provided at lunch and school staff rewarded children for tasting them or for eating whole portions.'
Have experience of.
  1. 'Before yesterday's match against Dundee, he was unbeaten in 11 outings, tasting victory in eight of them.'
  2. 'I hadn't yet tasted the sweet life of web fashion journalism.'
  3. 'Each side has had its victories; each has tasted bitter defeat.'
  4. 'The 100-metres world champion since 1997 had finally tasted defeat after victories in 42 consecutive finals.'
  5. 'Nobody has been nominated more often without tasting victory.'
  6. 'Bristol Rovers had tasted the magic in the third round, of course, with that stunning 3-1 win at Derby.'
  7. 'I tasted different types of suffering which I did not know before.'
  8. 'The universal will replace the individual when we have experienced and tasted it in meditation.'
  9. 'Her films may have been different but they rarely tasted success at the box-office, forcing her to re-think her strategy.'
  10. 'Macken is hoping to see some action in Monday's potential showdown at Molineux, a ground where he has already tasted victory this season.'

More definitions

1. to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth: to taste food.

2. to eat or drink a little of: She barely tasted her dinner.

3. to eat or drink (often used in negative constructions): He hadn't tasted food for three days.

4. to perceive or distinguish the flavor of: to taste the wine in a sauce.

5. to have or get experience, especially a slight experience: these young men who had only begun to taste

More examples(as adjective)

"recipes can be taste with eggs."

"recipes can be taste with bacons."

"people can be taste of littles."

"lips can be taste of coffees."

"people can be taste."

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Middle English (also in the sense ‘touch’): from Old French tast (noun), taster (verb) ‘touch, try, taste’, perhaps based on a blend of Latin tangere ‘to touch’ and gustare ‘to taste’.


a bad (or bitter or nasty) taste in the (or someone's) mouth
to taste