taste Definition

  • 1the sensation of flavor perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance
  • 2the faculty of perceiving this
  • 3a small portion of food or drink taken as a sample

Using taste: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "taste" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The soup has a spicy taste.

  • Example

    I don't like the taste of coffee.

  • Example

    She took a taste of the sauce to see if it needed more salt.

taste Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for taste

Antonyms for taste

Phrases with taste

  • a liking for something that is not enjoyed by most people at first


    Sushi is an acquired taste for many people.

  • offensive or inappropriate


    His joke about the tragedy was in bad taste.

  • to create a negative impression or feeling


    The way he treated his employees left a bad taste in my mouth.

Origins of taste

from Old English 'tæstan', meaning 'to touch, taste'


Summary: taste in Brief

The term 'taste' [teɪst] refers to the sensation of flavor in the mouth and throat, as well as the faculty of perceiving it. It can also refer to a small portion of food or drink taken as a sample. 'Taste' can be used in phrases like 'acquired taste,' denoting a liking for something not enjoyed by most people at first, and 'in bad taste,' indicating something offensive or inappropriate.

How do native speakers use this expression?