- 1[countable, uncountable] the particular quality that different foods and drinks have that allows you to recognize them when you put them in your mouth a salty/bitter/sweet, etc. taste I don't like the taste of olives. This dish has an unusual combination of tastes and textures. The soup has very little taste. sense
- 2[uncountable] the sense you have that allows you to recognize different foods and drinks when you put them in your mouth I've lost my sense of taste. small quantity
- 3[countable, usually singular] a small quantity of food or drink that you try in order to see what it is like Just have a taste of this cheese. Do you want a taste? short experience
- 4[singular] a short experience of something This was my first taste of live theater. Although we didn't know it, this incident was a taste of things to come. ability to choose well
- 5[uncountable] a person's ability to choose things that people recognize as being of good quality or appropriate He has very good taste in music. They've got more money than taste. The room was furnished with taste. what you like
- 6[countable, uncountable] what a person likes or prefers taste (for something) That trip gave me a taste for foreign travel. taste (in something) She has very expensive tastes in clothes. The color and style is a matter of personal taste. Modern art is not to everyone's taste. There are trips to suit all tastes. Idioms
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a thing that you do not like much at first but gradually learn to like Abstract art is an acquired taste.
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to be offensive and not at all appropriate Most of his jokes were in very poor taste.
be in bad, poor, the worst possible, etc. tastejump to other results
to be appropriate and not at all offensive
be in good, the best possible, etc. tastejump to other results
(of events or experiences) to make you feel disgusted or ashamed afterward
leave a bad/nasty taste in the mouthjump to other results
the same bad treatment that you have given to others Let the bully have a taste of his own medicine.
a taste/dose of your own medicinejump to other results
used to say how difficult it is to understand why someone likes someone or something that you do not like at all She thinks he's wonderful—oh well, there's no accounting for taste.
there's no accounting for taste (saying)jump to other results
in the quantity that is needed to make something taste the way you prefer Add salt and pepper to taste.
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