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mouthfeel

[mouth-feel] /ˈmaʊθˌfil/
noun
1.
the tactile sensation a food gives to the mouth:
a creamy mouthfeel.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for mouthfeel
  • Flavor is moderately sweet with malt and an extremely smooth bitter mouthfeel.
  • You'll also hear the word mouthfeel when tasters size up the texture of wine in their mouths.
  • The chemical helps break apart the pectin in the fries, yielding a smoother mouthfeel.
  • Add words about mouthfeel, throw in some creative metaphors and you're well on your way to true wine snobbery.
  • As the jaws gnaw, they measure the mouthfeel a real diner would experience.
  • White sugar adds sweetness, texture and mouthfeel without adding a tremendous amount of flavor.
  • Leaves a bigger mouthfeel, and often a bit of added punch to the flavor.
  • It was a bit salty at first and left a slightly fatty mouthfeel that made the smokiness linger even longer.
  • Have staff observe and describe the taste, textures, and mouthfeel of each food item.
  • As a fat replacer in foods it impacts texture and mouthfeel, but fewer calories in comparison to full fat products.
British Dictionary definitions for mouthfeel

mouthfeel

/ˈmaʊθˌfiːl/
noun
1.
the texture of a substance as it is perceived in the mouth: the wine has a good mouthfeel
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Contemporary definitions for mouthfeel
noun

how food or drink feels in one's mouth; the sensory evaluation of tactile impressions on the palate; also written mouth-feel , mouth feel

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