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Definition of flavor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (flavour) noun
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  1. 1[uncountable] how food or drink tastes synonym taste The tomatoes give extra flavor to the sauce. It is stronger in flavor than many other aged cheeses.
  2. 2[countable] a particular type of taste This yogurt comes in ten different flavors. a wine with a delicate fruit flavor
  3. 3= flavoring
  4. 4[singular] a particular quality or atmosphere synonym ambience the distinctive flavor of South Florida The movie retains much of the book's exotic flavor. Foreign visitors help to give a truly international flavor to the occasion.
  5. 5[singular] a/the flavor of something an idea of what something is like I have tried to convey something of the flavor of the argument. The following extract gives a flavor of the poet's later works.
  6. 6[countable] (computing) a particular type of something, especially computer software
  7. Idioms
    flavor of the month
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    a person or thing that is very popular at a particular time Environmental issues are no longer the flavor of the month.

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