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noun     flavor pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] the particular taste that a food or drink has

    a nutty/spicy/bitter flavor

    have a flavor:

    The drink has a strong citrus flavor.

    give a flavor:

    Fresh ginger gives an eastern flavor to the dish.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a pleasant or strong taste

      This beer has no flavor.

      add flavor:

      Add flavor to your meal by using more herbs and garlic.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] a particular quality that is typical of something

    I enjoy painting anything that catches the flavor and mood of the country.

    The novel had a distinctly Dickensian flavor.

    1. a.
      an idea of what something is like

      This selection of King’s speeches provide a flavor of his passionate, African-American social gospel.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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