Adjective "savouring" definition and examples

(Savouring may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full.
  1. 'Immediately, we devoured our food, savoring the taste.'
  2. 'He taps her glass with a ringing clink and starts to drink the champagne, savoring the taste.'
  3. 'Eric walked out from the kitchen and grinned, sitting down and slowly savoring his chocolate pudding.'
  4. 'Ignoring the question, he took an obstinate bite of cheese and slowly chewed it, savoring the food with exaggerated relish.'
  5. 'Teach children to chew food more slowly and savour the food.'
  6. 'I took a quick drink and savored the taste I that I hadn't had in a while.'
  7. 'It's not just about slow cooking and careful preparation of food, but also about slow eating: to savour the different tastes, to eat carefully, and convivially.'
  8. 'Slow down your eating, savor your food, and enjoy sharing life with family and friends.'
  9. 'Olsson took a bite, savoring the ham and cheese on wheat.'
  10. 'Those on-board enjoyed the new, lavish dining room, savoring excellent cuisine and first-class service.'
  11. 'I wanted to savour every moment'
  12. 'Ever so slightly and slowly, they lent in and kissed each other on the lips softly, savouring the moment in each other's arms.'
  13. 'Now she was enjoying herself and savoring every moment of climbing back up.'
  14. 'Slowly he leaned forward, sweaty palms tucked into his jeans' pockets, not wanting to rush this moment, savouring this anticipatory thrill.'
  15. 'You try to live life to the fullest, savouring every moment, for you never know what the morrow may bring - or if there will be a morrow for you.'
  16. 'Yet still we lingered, savoring the last moments of the magical afternoon.'
  17. 'What follows is Nick living the last days of his life to the fullest, savoring each moment and doing things he had only dreamed of.'
  18. 'I read your columns every week and savor every last morsel.'
  19. 'Sloan breathed deep, enjoying and savoring the moment.'
  20. 'I was meant to be savouring the last moments of my precious long weekend, but instead I find myself wishing that time would fast forward itself and just let me go to school.'
  21. 'As he wanted to stay a moment and savour the scene, he leaned against the thick trunk of the sturdy oak behind him.'
Have a suggestion or trace of (a quality or attribute, typically one considered bad)
  1. 'Curwen's Act of 1809 making it illegal to sell seats in parliament was passed at a time of so-called Tory dislike of anything savouring of reform.'
  2. 'This whole debate tends to savour of Western self-indulgence - all that powder and shot being used in this ultimately silly battle when there are other things going on that really matter.'
  3. 'A reform that is Catholic in spirit will seek to maintain communion with the whole body of the Church, and will avoid anything savoring of schism or factionalism.'
  4. 'The whole lecture has a morally subversive ring, and the savour of antinomianism about it.'
  5. 'But England take the log of dropped catches to seven, most savouring of insufficient concentration rather than inadequate technique, of players contemplating their second innings rather than Australia's.'
  6. 'The promise of endless variety savours of sameness, and we blame ourselves for being spoilt or ignorant, unimaginative, ungrateful and unfulfilled.'


A characteristic taste, flavour, or smell, especially a pleasant one.
  1. 'Nothing spoils the savour of a good wine or takes the zing out of a gin and tonic like having it served in a smeary, bleary glass.'
  2. 'The notes of nut and marmalade add great savour to rashers and crispy black pudding.'
  3. 'What's needed is a flesh whose savour runs deep because its fats are dispersed, in fine grains, throughout the meat.'
  4. 'A spoon of wood or plastic leaves the savor intact.'
  5. 'His casualness irritated Adriana; it had the savor of a deliberate affront.'

More definitions


1. the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell.

2. a particular taste or smell.

3. distinctive quality or property.

4. power to excite or interest.

5. Archaic. repute.

verb (used without object)

6. to have savor, taste, or odor.

7. to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed. verb (used with object)

8. to give a savor to; season; flavor. 9. to perceive by taste or smell, especially wi


(savor)Middle English: from Old French, from Latin sapor, from sapere ‘to taste’.