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sweetness
/ˈswitnəs/
noun
the sensory experience of a pleasing or sugary flavor
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sourness
/sˈaɪʊɹnəs/
noun
the sharp or tangy flavor often associated with acidic or tart substances
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saltiness
/sˈɑːltɪnəs/
noun
the characteristic taste sensation associated with the presence of salt in food
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bitterness
/ˈbɪtɝnəs/
noun
the sharp and unpleasant taste often found in coffee, dark chocolate, or certain vegetables
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umami
/juːmˈɑːmi/
noun
‌a taste that is not sour, bitter, salty or sweet, found in some foods such as meat, etc.
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pungency
/pˈʌndʒənsi/
noun
the sharp, intense, or spicy quality that elicits a strong biting sensation on the palate
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spiciness
/spˈɪsɪnˌɛs/
noun
the quality of having a strong or fiery taste due to the presence of spices or chili peppers
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hotness
/hˈɑːtnəs/
noun
the intensity of spiciness or heat in food; often attributed to the presence of chili peppers or other sharp tasting ingredients
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coolness
/ˈkuɫnəs/
noun
a refreshing, mild, or soothing sensation in the mouth, often associated with mint, menthol, or cucumber
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astringency
/ɐstɹˈɪndʒənsi/
noun
the dry, puckering, or rough sensation experienced in the mouth; often caused by substances like tannins in tea or unripe fruits
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metallicness
/mətˈælɪknəs/
noun
a taste, aroma, or sensation resembling that of metal such as certain medicines or amalgam dental fillings
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acidic
/əˈsɪdɪk/
adjective
having a sharp and sour flavour
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astringent
/əˈstɹɪndʒənt/
adjective
having a sharp, bitter, or sour taste
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bitter
/ˈbɪtər/
adjective
having a strong taste that is unpleasant and not sweet
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bittersweet
/ˈbɪtərˌswit/
adjective
having a taste that is a blend of both bitter and sweet flavors
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brackish
/ˈbɹækɪʃ/
adjective
related to a slightly salty taste; often associated with water or certain foods
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hot
/ˈhɑt/
adjective
describing food that contains spices or pepper which when tasted creates a burning feeling in one's mouth
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mild
/ˈmaɪɫd/
adjective
having a taste or flavor that is not strong or intense
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robust
/ɹoʊˈbəst/
adjective
featuring a strong, full-bodied, and hearty taste; often characterized by intensity and complexity
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savory
/ˈseɪvɝi/
adjective
(of food) salty or spicy rather than sweet
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seasoned
/ˈsizənd/
adjective
(of food) flavored with spices, herbs, or other ingredients to improve its taste and smell
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sharp
/ˈʃɑɹp/
adjective
having a taste or flavor that is strong, intense, pungent, or tangy
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sour
/ˈsaʊɝ/, /ˈsaʊɹ/
adjective
having a sharp acidic taste like lemon
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spicy
/ˈspaɪsi/
adjective
having a strong taste that gives your mouth a pleasant burning feeling
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sweet-and-sour
/swˈiːtændsˈaɪʊɹ/
adjective
describing food that has been cooked in a way that tastes both sweet and sour
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sweetish
/swˈiːɾɪʃ/
adjective
characterized by a taste that is somewhat sweet but not overwhelmingly so; providing a mild or subtle sweetness
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syrupy
/sˈɪɹʌpi/
adjective
having an excessively sweet flavor
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tart
/ˈtɑɹt/
adjective
having a sharp taste that stings the tongue
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unsalted
/ʌnsˈɑːltᵻd/
adjective
(of food) not containing added salt
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watery
/ˈwɔtɝi/
adjective
having too much water and little taste
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tang
/ˈtæŋ/, /ˈtɑŋ/
noun
a sharp and distinctive taste; typically associated with acidity or a lively and refreshing quality
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savor
/ˈseɪvɝ/
noun
the distinctive and enjoyable taste or aroma of food or drink; often experienced with pleasure and appreciation
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bite
/ˈbaɪt/
noun
the intense taste experience of food; particularly characterized by a sharp or strong flavor
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aftertaste
/ˈæf.tɚ.teɪst/
noun
the lingering flavor or sensation that persists in the mouth after consuming food or drink; providing a continuation of the taste experience
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savoriness
/sˈeɪvɚɹinəs/
noun
the state of having a delicious taste
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oleogustus
/ˈoʊləɡˌʌstəs/
noun
a unique taste sensation that is attributed to the perception of fats or lipids in food
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supertaster
/sˈuːpɚtˌeɪstɚ/
noun
an individual who has a heightened sense of taste and is more sensitive to the flavors and sensations in food and beverages
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acquired taste
/ɐkwˈaɪɚd tˈeɪst/
noun
something that one dislikes first but starts to like it with the passage of time
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briny
/bɹˈaɪni/
adjective
having the taste of salt
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earthy
/ˈɝθi/
adjective
having characteristics of soil or the earth, often associated with flavors such as mushrooms, root vegetables, or certain types of wine
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fruity
/ˈfɹuti/
adjective
having a sweet, fresh, or juicy taste or smell associated with various types of fruits
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full-bodied
/fˈʊlbˈɑːdɪd/
adjective
describing something rich and pleasant in taste or sound
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nutty
/ˈnəti/
adjective
having a rich, earthy, and slightly sweet taste similar to almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts
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rich
/ˈɹɪtʃ/
adjective
(of food) containing much fat, sugar, etc.
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smoky
/ˈsmoʊki/
adjective
having a taste like smoke
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tangy
/tˈæŋi/
adjective
having a sharp, refreshing taste with a slight sourness or acidity
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yeasty
/jˈiːsti/
adjective
relating to a taste reminiscent of the lively or effervescent qualities often found in freshly baked bread or certain fermented foods
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zesty
/zˈɛsti/
adjective
(of food) lively and full of flavor, often with a refreshing and energizing taste
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woody
/ˈwʊdi/
adjective
resembling the qualities of wood; often implying earthy, warm, or natural notes present in the taste or aroma of food, beverages, or fragrances
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