liking or enjoyment of the taste of something.
pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking: He has no relish for obscene jokes.
something savory or appetizing added to a meal, as pickles or olives.
a sweet pickle made of various vegetables, usually chopped or minced.
an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre.
a pleasing or appetizing flavor.
a pleasing or enjoyable quality.
a taste or flavor.
a smack, trace, or touch of something.
to take pleasure in; like; enjoy: I don't relish the long drive home.
to make pleasing to the taste.
to like the taste of.
to have taste or flavor.
to be agreeable.
- rel·ish·a·ble, adjective
- rel·ish·ing·ly, adverb
- self-relish, noun
- un·rel·ish·a·ble, adjective
- un·rel·ished, adjective
- un·rel·ish·ing, adjective
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How to use relish in a sentence
But they are relishing their pastries with heavy hearts this week, as De Robertis prepares to close its doors for good tomorrow.
As I remember, he repeated the phrase, relishing it two or three times.
She looked at him provocatively, as if relishing the chance to do something the rest of the royal family would never do.Working in The Royal Archives and Dreaming Up a Novel | Tom Sykes | October 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Women voters were also more talkative and excited, clearly relishing their chance to participate and have their say.Polls Close in First Libyan Election in More Than 40 Years | Jamie Dettmer | July 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He certainly is relishing his ability to create beautiful and mysterious women.
After a moment's pause, as if relishing the sensation he had created, Garnache rose to his feet and leapt briskly to the ground.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Jimmy says it wanders off for a walk nearly every day talking to itself and going into gardens and relishing things.
Its maist ot tinsel wark, said Jean, neither relishing nor appreciating his fine sentiments and figures.Spare Hours | John Brown
By this means the meat will be more equally dressed and more evenly browned, and will be found to be much more relishing.Margaret Brown's French Cookery Book | Margaret Brown
His self-esteem was hurt at the child not relishing his waggery.A Book of Ghosts | Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for relish
to savour or enjoy (an experience) to the full
to anticipate eagerly; look forward to
to enjoy the taste or flavour of (food, etc); savour
to give appetizing taste or flavour to (food), by or as if by the addition of pickles or spices
liking or enjoyment, as of something eaten or experienced (esp in the phrase with relish)
pleasurable anticipation: he didn't have much relish for the idea
an appetizing or spicy food added to a main dish to enhance its flavour
an appetizing taste or flavour
a zestful trace or touch: there was a certain relish in all his writing
music (in English lute, viol, and keyboard music of the 16th and 17th centuries) a trilling ornament, used esp at cadences
- relishable, adjective
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