Definition Taste

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to taste: to eat, to savor; to have a flavor; to sample, to try, to test
-You should taste my cookies. -I've tried them before, they're delicious.
These cookies taste good. They have a really nice flavor.

(a) tasty (cake): (a) delicious (cake), (a cake) with a good flavor
The adjective tasty refers to the flavor or taste of food or drink. In English, a person who dresses well and has a good sense of style is tasteful.

Hmmm... this is a tasty burger! Possibly the best I've ever tried.

a taste: a flavor, a savor
Pronunciation examples
UK: You should have tasted my cookies.
US: These cookies have a strange taste.


  • "The clams are also tasty."
  • "Shane : No, it tastes of death!"
  • "However, despite my tastes and means, I cannot be expected to keep buying fine art out of my own pocket, and I will bring up the matter of finances at the next shareholders meeting."
  • "These monkeys for testing, not for tasting!"
  • "You must taste something very special."
  • "An additional argument is that foods obtained within a 150 mile (240 km) radius of your home will likely taste better than those which have been packaged, flown, shipped or driven over longer distances."
  • "Eating locally, when possible, certainly has advantages both in terms of environmental impact and taste."
  • "Dr. Gilchrist : I can't wait to taste them."
  • "Hannah : Oh Philip, that's terrible – what bad taste!"
  • "As for your sexist comments, I am willing to consider them as jokes made in poor taste in the heat of the moment."

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