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Definition of the noun aftertaste

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noun - plural: aftertastes

  1. an afterimage of a taste
    • examples: The audience was immersed in an aftertaste of the concert. | The quarrel left an unpleasant aftertaste. | It leaves a bad aftertaste. | The scientists found the aftertaste was intensified only when iron was artificially added. | The scientists found the aftertaste was intensified when iron was neutralized. | The scientists found the aftertaste was intensified when other metals were present. | The scientists found the aftertaste was intensified when iron levels were generally high. | The scientists concluded that tannins are not the cause of the aftertaste. | The scientists concluded that tannins increase the aftertaste. | What remained was a bitter aftertaste.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: afterimage / aftersensation = an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased

Alternative definition of the noun aftertaste


  1. A taste of something that persists when it is no longer present.
  2. The persistence of the taste of something no longer present.
  3. Of wine, finish.


Aftertaste is a musical group.

  • album: "The Threat of Gravity"


  1. "Aftertaste" is the fourth album by Helmet, released in 1997 on Interscope. This proved to be Helmet's final album with original members John Stanier and Henry Bogdan. Guitarist Rob Echeverria, who appeared on Helmet's previous outing, Betty, left the group to join Biohazard. Subsequently, the album was recorded as a three-piece, with Page Hamilton covering all the guitar parts. Guitarist Chris Traynor came on board for the supporting tour.
  2. "Aftertaste" is a musical EP of Daisuke Suzuki & Brendan Walls.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Aftertaste" is a musical album of Dell Zell.
  4. "Aftertaste" is a musical album of The Truffles.
    • released in (15 years ago)


Aftertaste is the taste intensity of a food or beverage that is perceived immediately after that food or beverage is removed from the mouth. The aftertastes of different foods and beverages can vary by intensity and over time, but the unifying feature of aftertaste is that it is perceived after a food or beverage is either swallowed or spat out. The neurobiological mechanisms of taste signal transduction from the taste receptors in the mouth to the brain have not yet been fully understood. However, the primary taste processing area located in the insula has been observed to be involved in aftertaste perception.

  • also known as Retrosapore

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aftertaste

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Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Beer (2011)

by Garrett Oliver

Anda Lincoln aftertaste refers to the flavors and aroma sensations that linger after food or drink is no longer in the mouth.

Google previewTharp & Young on Ice Cream (2012)

An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology by Bruce W. Tharp, L. Steven Young

Aftertaste refers to the perception of flavor that remains after ice cream has been swallowed (or, in the quality assurance SENSORY...

Google previewHomebrewing For Dummies (2008)

by Marty Nachel

The aftertaste is a good time to assess the body and tactile quality of the beer. In beverage evaluation, body refers to the weighty feel or thickness of a product. A light beer you describe as light-bodied; an India Pale Ale you may describe as ...

Google previewHandbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering (2006)

by Yiu H. Hui

The aftertaste is a low level fresh, mouth drying and ...

Google previewGrands Vins (1995)

The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wines by Clive Coates

But the aftertaste is a little astringent and a bit hard ...

Google previewEco-critical Literature (2013)

Regreening African Landscapes by Ogaga Okuyade

As global capitalism problematizes the dynamic of subordination and domination of nations as well as reinforces the logic of core-periphery thesis, the lingering aftertaste is that periphery nations are continually in the shadow of multinational ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms (2004)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, and Training Aids for a Successful Food Service Operation by Douglas Robert Brown

Aftertaste is the the taste that lingers in the back of your mouth. Also known as "finish." AROMA The scent of the grape rather than the winemaking process. ASTRINGENCY The quality that creates the dry, puckering sensation in ...

Google previewThis is Cuba (2004)

An Outlaw Culture Survives by Ben Corbett

The aftertaste is a little less pronounced. Without its mangos, Cuba would not be Cuba. No doubt, many Florida exiles must return after years of eating Costa Rican imports, and with that first bite of a genuine Cuban mango, must say, " Ahhhh. .

Google previewThe international encyclopedia of surgery (1888)

a systematic treatise on the theory and practice of surgery by John Ashhurst

A colorless liquid with an agreeable odor, and a taste at first very sweet, but followed by a bitterish aftertaste. It is obtained by distillation from a mixture of alcohol and nitric acid with urea. The vapor of fifty or sixty drops produces anaesthesia, ...

Google previewMazdaznan encyclopedia of dietetics and home cook book (1909)

cooked and uncooked foods, what to eat and how to eat it ...

Always grind your own flaxseed, and if you want the bread to be sweet, without any aftertaste, use the whole flaxseed. This bread will answer many demands by those of organic complications as well as others. Sliced and toasted, this bread ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives (2009)

by Ruth Winter

and a burning aftertaste. Used in blueberry. strawberry. butler. butterscotch. coconut. apple. cherry. grape. melon. peach. pineapple. plum. vanilla.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

It is a white crystalline substance, having neither odor nor taste, but leaving a bitter aftertaste ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of the English language (1789)

both with regard to sound and meaning ... To which is prefixed a prosodial grammar by Thomas Sheridan

AFTERTASTE, if-ter-tlst. s. Taste remaining upon the tongue after the draught. AFTERTHOUGHT, Af-ter-thAt. s. Reflections after the act, expedients formed too late. AFTERTIMES, Af-ter- tlraz. f Succeeding times. AFTERWARD, Af'-ter-ward. ad.

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary. With a suppl., by E. Smith (1881)

by John Walker

Aftertaste, Atttnr-tA< ,te, j. Taste remaining upon the tongue after the draught. Afterthought, AdtAr- MAwt, ».

Google previewSimultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages (2010)

by Peter M. Tase

mbohovai kundërpërgjigje E aftertaste \|tâst\ 7 retrogusto resabio tembyre shije е fundit afterward E \'afta(r)Werd\ 7 1n seguito despues, luego upei pastaj, më pas capability SH aftësi \kâpabilatë\ abilita capacidad jaque, oja'va 7 aptitude эн ...

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1845)

by John Walker

pains after birth Aftertaste, af't&r-taste s. taste remaining upon the tongue [ter the act Afterthought, ...

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The fathers ate the cranberries and the children are left with the aftertaste.
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