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flavour noun

1 taste of food

ADJ. delicious, exquisite, fine, good, lovely, pleasant, wonderful | characteristic, distinctive, particular, unique, unmistakable | true | full, pronounced, rich, strong | mellow, rounded | delicate, mild, subtle | bland | extra | fresh | sweet | bitter, sharp, sour, tangy, tart | salty | hot, spicy | smoky | exotic | cheese/cheesy, chocolate, fruit, lemon/lemony, minty, nutty, etc.

VERB + FLAVOUR have It's got a very mild flavour. | take on Coffee takes on a flavour all of its own when enjoyed with freshly cooked pastry. | keep Delicate herbs keep their flavour better when frozen. | lose | add, give sth, impart, lend (sth), provide a herb that adds a characteristic flavour to a range of dishes | bring out, release The lemon juice brings out the natural fruit flavours. Bay leaves should be broken to release their flavour. | enhance, improve | spoil | destroy Cooking the vegetable destroys its wonderful delicate flavour. | appreciate, enjoy, savour Enjoy the flavour of fresh fish.

FLAVOUR + NOUN enhancer Salt is a common flavour enhancer.

PREP. for ~ Cream may be added to the sauce for extra flavour. | with a ~ a dish with a strong spicy flavour

PHRASES full of flavour vegetables that are fresh and full of flavour

2 particular quality/atmosphere

ADJ. distinctive, particular, true, unique | pronounced, strong | international, local, oriental, regional | American, Scandinavian, etc. | political

VERB + FLAVOUR have The college has a truly international flavour. | acquire, take on The music festival has taken on a distinctly German flavour. | lose | add, give sth, impart, provide The intervention of the authorities gave union struggles a decidedly political flavour. | experience, get The children experienced the flavour of medieval life. She rotated around the departments to get a flavour of all aspects of the business. | appreciate, enjoy | capture The film captures the flavour of rural life in this area. | convey

PREP. with a … ~ a TV show with an American flavour