[ ga-stron-uh-mee ]
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  1. the art or science of good eating.

  2. a style of cooking or eating.

Origin of gastronomy

1805–15; <French gastronomie<Greek gastronómia.See gastro-, -nomy

Other words from gastronomy

  • gas·tro·nom·ic [gas-truh-nom-ik], /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/, gas·tro·nom·i·cal, adjective
  • gas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby gastronomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gastronomy in a sentence

  • He has a doctorate in art history from Oxford University, and has written on aesthetic topics ranging from Facebook to gastronomy.

    Picasso Unplugged | Blake Gopnik | February 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • This city has every single level of gastronomy that one can imagine.

    Fresh Picks | George Mendes | September 7, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • On the importance of this point his convictions were absolute, and gastronomy was the only science which he revered as dogma.

    Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton
  • This must have had an excellent effect on the art of gastronomy.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
  • This venta trait of Iberian gastronomy did not escape the compiler of Gil Blas.

    Gatherings From Spain | Richard Ford
  • He believed gastronomy to be one of the fine arts, and that he was its high priest.

    The Woman Who Vowed | Ellison Harding
  • The earliest legend which remains to us of Hellenic gastronomy is associated with cannibalism.

British Dictionary definitions for gastronomy


/ (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ) /

  1. the art of good eating

  2. the type of cookery of a particular region: the gastronomy of Provence

Origin of gastronomy

C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy

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