the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell.
a particular taste or smell.
distinctive quality or property.
power to excite or interest.
to have savor, taste, or odor.
to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed.
to give a savor to; season; flavor.
to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish: to savor the garden's odors.
to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life.
- Also especially British, sa·vour .
- sa·vor·er, noun
- sa·vor·ing·ly, adverb
- sa·vor·less, adjective
- sa·vor·ous, adjective
- outsavor, verb (used with object)
- un·sa·vored, adjective
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How to use savor in a sentence
Slipped into elongated wedges of Cuban bread, the mixture has only the pressed loaf between you and the bone-deep savor of the filling.
Champagne should be fun and you should savor every moment of it.
Mindful eating will allow you to savor your food and eat more intuitively, rather than emotionally.
And so the shaming of them, the public taking them down a peg or two, become moments to savor.
Inherent Vice brings you a sprawling, unobstructed narrative, and then asks you to savor as much as you can.There Will Be Spliffs: ‘Inherent Vice’ Is a Bizarro Stoner Noir | Alex Suskind | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some are pilgrims from out of town, come to savor the best granola on the West Coast.
Even the little village where my history directs our attention has one savor of dignified antiquity.Papers from Overlook-House | Casper Almore
Of thy gods 'tis said, 'a nose they have but smell not,' while our God 'smelled the sweet savor.'
That would savor of a command, a summons, and she was too happily humble for that.Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Other parts are too perfect for human nature, and savor strongly of that fanatical spirit so prevalent throughout the kingdom.
There must be something of the salt that will not lose its savor there to make them serve the writers in the eyes of posterity.