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tasting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a small amount (especially of food or wine)
  2. noun a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
    • a wine tasting
  3. noun taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
    degustation; savoring; relishing; savouring.
    • cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most
  4. verb have flavor; taste of something
    taste; savor; savour.
  5. verb perceive by the sense of taste
    • Can you taste the garlic?
  6. verb take a sample of
    sample; try; taste; try out.
    • Try these new crackers
    • Sample the regional dishes
  7. verb have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    taste; smack.
    • This tastes of nutmeg
  8. verb distinguish flavors
    • We tasted wines last night
  9. verb experience briefly
    • The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

Tast"ing noun
  1. The act of perceiving or tasting by the organs of taste; the faculty or sense by which we perceive or distinguish savors.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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