US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfleɪvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flāvər)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
fla•vor /ˈfleɪvɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. taste, esp. the distinctive taste of something in the mouth: [countable]The shop sells ice cream in eight flavors.[uncountable]This stew has no flavor.
  2. the characteristic quality of a thing:[uncountable]capturing the true flavor of your experience in the jungle.
  3. a particular quality that one notices in a thing:[countable]language having a strong nautical flavor.

v. [+ object]
  1. to give flavor to (something):flavored the icing with vanilla.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]ˈfla•vour.  fla•vor•ful, adj. 
fla•vor•less, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
fla•vor  (flāvər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. taste, esp. the distinctive taste of something as it is experienced in the mouth.
  2. a substance or extract that provides a particular taste;
  3. the characteristic quality of a thing:He captured the flavor of the experience in his book.
  4. a particular quality noticeable in a thing:language with a strong nautical flavor.
  5. Physicsany of the six labels given to the distinct kinds of quark: up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top.
  6. [Archaic.]smell, odor, or aroma.

  1. to give flavor to (something).
Also,[esp. Brit.,] flavour.  flavor•less, adj. 
  • Late Latin *flātor stench, breath, alteration of Latin flātus a blowing, breathing, (see flatus), perh. with -or of fētor fetor
  • Middle French fla(o)ur
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  taste. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged seasoning.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged essence, spirit.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
fla•vour  (flāvər),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.]
  1. Pronounsflavor.
    See  -or 1.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
flavour, US flavor /ˈfleɪvə/ n
  1. taste perceived in food or liquid in the mouth
  2. a substance added to food, etc, to impart a specific taste
  3. a distinctive quality or atmosphere; suggestion
  4. a property of quarks that enables them to be differentiated into six types: up, down, strange, charm, bottom (or beauty), and top (or truth)
  1. (transitive) to impart a flavour, taste, or quality to
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French flaour, from Late Latin flātor (unattested) bad smell, breath, from Latin flāre to blow

ˈflavourless, US ˈflavorless adj ˈflavoursome, US ˈflavorsome adj
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Collocations: [fifteen] (different) flavors of ice cream, flavor the [soda, coffee] with, [fifteen] (different) ice cream flavors, more...

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