Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “taste”

taste

noun [C/U] (FLAVOR)   /teɪst/
a flavor and feeling produced by food or drink in your mouth that tells you what it is and lets you appreciate it, or the ability to have this feeling: [U] Sugar has a sweet taste and lemons have a sour taste. [U] I’ve lost my taste for (= stopped enjoying the taste of) spicy foods. A taste is also a small amount: [C usually sing] Have a taste of this sauce and tell me if it’s too salty. [C usually sing] fig. I had a taste of (= I briefly experienced) factory work last summer, and I didn’t like it at all.
(Definition of taste noun (FLAVOR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of taste

Definitions of “taste” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More