savoury Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “savoury” in the English Dictionary

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UK (US savory) uk   /ˈseɪ.vər.i/  us   /-vɚ-/
Savoury ​food is ​salty or ​spicy and not ​sweet in ​taste: a savoury ​dish/​sauce/​flavour savoury ​dumplings/​pancakes A ​pie can be ​sweet or savoury. If you say that something is not savoury, you ​mean that it is not ​pleasant or ​sociallyacceptable: That ​hotel doesn't have a very savoury reputation.
(Definition of savoury from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “savoury”
in Arabic مالِح…
in Korean 풍미있는…
in Portuguese salgado…
in Catalan salat…
in Japanese (英)塩味の, 辛い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咸的, 辛辣的, 令人愉快的…
in Turkish tuzlu, baharatlı, lezzetli…
in Russian несладкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鹹的, 辛辣的, 令人愉快的…
in Italian salato…
in Polish pikantny…
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