Definition of “savoury” - English Dictionary


“savoury” in English

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UK US savory uk /ˈseɪ.vər.i/ us /ˈseɪ.vɚ.i/

Savoury food is salty or spicy and not sweet in taste:

a savoury dish/sauce/flavour
A pie can be sweet or savoury.

If you say that something is not savoury, you mean that it is not pleasant or socially acceptable:

That hotel doesn't have a very savoury reputation.

(Definition of “savoury” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)