Definition of flavoring in US English:


(British flavouring)


  • A substance used to give a different, stronger, or more agreeable taste to food or drink.

    ‘vanilla flavoring’
    ‘mustard has been used as a flavoring for thousands of years’
    • ‘Part of the coffee revolution is its ubiquity; hot or cold, with syrup or flavorings, spirits or spices, or coffee as a flavor itself.’
    • ‘These new products are certainly jazzier than tofu, but without sugar and artificial flavorings, they taste of nothing much.’
    • ‘Start by making some of the vinegars in this booklet, then create your own, adding your favorite herbs, spices and flavorings.’
    • ‘Seasonings such as onions, herbs and flavorings used in recipes can change during freezing.’
    • ‘It is also an additive in vanilla extracts and other food flavorings.’
    • ‘We've used the same basic technique but slightly different flavourings.’
    • ‘The product doesn't contain added salt, sugar, yeast, artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives.’
    • ‘We're so conditioned to overprocessed foods and flavorings that we don't know true taste.’
    • ‘Fast foods are often heavily processed and loaded with chemical flavorings, additives, and preservatives.’
    • ‘Use herbs, spices and other flavorings to enhance foods.’
    • ‘The recipe was pretty much just cream cheese, lots of powdered sugar, and flavorings of vanilla, mint, or chocolate.’
    • ‘Thai food is known as healthy cooking, with natural herbs, spices and flavorings, rather than artificial ingredients being used to enhance the flavor of the dishes.’
    • ‘He also makes a point of using liqueur ingredients with natural rather than artificial flavorings.’
    • ‘Fresh herbs are simply the best flavorings for many foods and drinks.’
    • ‘Alfred makes a basic yoghurt spice paste and adds different flavourings according to the mushrooms chosen.’
    • ‘Mongolian cooking is generally very simple and does not use many spices, flavorings or sauces.’
    • ‘Once the juice has cooled, remove the flavourings and sweeten to taste.’
    • ‘Give it a taste and add more flavourings until it's blended in heat and sourness to your liking.’
    • ‘I suggest you get to grips with the following three and add in different flavourings to complement the dish you are serving them with.’
    • ‘Some companies have added natural flavorings, such fruit or tea to their green drink mixes to make them more palatable.’
    seasoning, spice, herb, additive, added flavour
    essence, extract, tincture, concentrate, concentration, distillate
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