FOOD [C, U] › the flavour of a particular food in your mouth: a sweet/bitter taste It's got quite a strong taste. ABILITY [U] › the ability to feel different flavours in your mouth: When you've got a cold you often lose your sense of taste.
a taste › a small amount of food that you have in order to try it: Could I have just a taste of the sauce?
WHAT YOU LIKE [C, U] › the particular things you like, such as styles of music, clothes, decoration, etc: I don't like his taste in music. It's okay, but it's not really to my taste. ART/STYLE ETC [U] › the ability to judge what is attractive or suitable, especially in things related to art, style, beauty, etc: Everything in his house is beautiful - he's got very good taste.
be in good taste › to be acceptable in a way that will not upset or anger people
be in bad/poor taste › to be unacceptable in a way that will upset or anger people: He told a joke about a plane crash which I thought was in rather poor taste.
a taste for sth › when you like or enjoy something: I've developed a bit of a taste for opera. Over the years I've lost my taste for travel.
taste of sth › when you do or experience something new for a short time: That was my first taste of Mexican culture.