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Definition of the noun aftertaste

What does aftertaste mean as a name of something?

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)

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 previewThis Is Cuba (2007)

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 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 previewAdvances in Food Research (1957)

Because aftertaste is a definite and important part of flavor, it is included in a flavor profile. Usually there are only one or two impressions left, which are recorded at the end of the profile. Ordinarily, intensities are not assigned to any character ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

aftertaste n. a strong or unpleasant taste lingering in the mouth after eating or drinking. afterthought n. something thought of or added later. afterwards (US also afterward) adv. at a later or future time. afterword n. a section at the end of a ...

Google previewThe New Wellness Encyclopedia (1995)

by University of California, Berkeley

The ideal sugar substitute would have to be a chemical miracle: sweeter than sugar, with no bad aftertaste, calorie-free, colorless, odorless, water soluble, heat tolerant, nontoxic, noncarcinogenic, cheap, and safe for teeth. So far, no product ...

Google previewThey Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from Around the World (2012)

by Jonathan Deutsch Ph.D., Natalya Murakhver

The milk is left for 24 hours to ferment while being frequently jostled to prevent spoilage and the end result is airag, a slightly effervescent and sour drink with an aftertaste of almonds. Airag, also known as kumiss throughout Central Asia, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

*aftertaste. aftertaste n. A sensation of *taste or *flavour that lingers after a sapid (tastable) food or drink has been in the mouth. The term is also used metaphorically for any lingering impression, especially a nasty one. agape n. Brotherly or ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

A crude form of baking powder was used in the United States around 1790, but it had a bitter aftertaste. The first baking powder containing cream of tartar was developed around 1835; it was a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and the residue of ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

AFTERTASTE, aftertaste. s. Taste remaining upon the tongue after the draught. AFTERTHOUGHT, s. Reflections after the act, expedients formed too late. ' , AFTERTIMES, af-t<h-- timz. s. Succeeding times. AFTERWARD, af-ter-wlrd .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Consumers are unlikely to give feedback on specific sensory characteristics, such as the sourness intensity, firmness or unripe aftertaste. For this detailed feedback on product characteristics trained assessors should be utilized. Trained ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2001)

by Robert S. Igoe, Yiu H. Hui

It is nonhygroscopic and has a bitter aftertaste and a stability problem in cooked, canned, or baked goods. It is slightly ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

aftertaste /'aef-tar.teist/ n [C usually sing] the flavor that a food or drink leaves in your mouth when you have swallowed it o Some vinegars have a sweet ...

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