[fley-ver-fuh l]


full of flavor; tasty.

Origin of flavorful

First recorded in 1925–30; flavor + -ful
Related formsfla·vor·ful·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for flavorful

Contemporary Examples of flavorful

  • Taste the good life in Santa Fe, New Mexico, filled with art galleries, adobe hotels and flavorful restaurants.

  • For the best burgers, Raichlen suggests using a flavorful cut of meat, like sirloin or chuck.

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  • And lucky for us, avocados are finally coming into season, making this dip rich, creamy, and so flavorful.

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  • From the Andes to dinner tables in the U.S., quinoa has come a long, flavorful way to prominence in the grain family.

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  • I love lamb shanks right now—cooked perfectly, they are just so hearty, flavorful and comforting.

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Word Origin and History for flavorful

1927, from flavor (n.) + -ful. Earlier flavorsome (1853), flavory (1727), flavorous (1690s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper