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My cooking is simply ingredients plus umami.
Nobu Matsuhisa

Meaning of "umami" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UMAMI

umami  [uːˈmɑːmi] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UMAMI

noun
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preposition
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determiner
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Umami is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UMAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Umami

Umami /uːˈmɑːmi/, a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes. A loanword from the Japanese, umami can be translated as "pleasant savory taste". This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai "delicious" and mi "taste". The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general sense of a food as delicious. People taste umami through receptors for glutamate, commonly found in its salt form as the food additive monosodium glutamate. For that reason, scientists consider umami to be distinct from saltiness.

Definition of umami in the English dictionary

The definition of umami in the dictionary is one of the five basic tastes, the savoury flavour of glutamates.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UMAMI

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umbellifer
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umbellulate
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umber moth
Umberto I
Umberto II
umbery

WORDS THAT END LIKE UMAMI

Adami
agami
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calami
chiyogami
gourami
hippopotami
kami
Khatami
kirigami
Miami
origami
pastrami
rami
salami
Sami
swami
tatami
thalami
tsunami

Synonyms and antonyms of umami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «umami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UMAMI

Find out the translation of umami to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of umami from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «umami» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鲜味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

umami
570 millions of speakers

English

umami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

umami
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أومامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

umami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

umami
260 millions of speakers

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umami
220 millions of speakers

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Umami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

umami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

うまみ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감칠맛
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umami
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

umami
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

umami
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उमामी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

umami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

umami
65 millions of speakers

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umami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

умами
40 millions of speakers

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umami
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

umami
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

UMAMI
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

umami
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

umami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of umami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UMAMI»

The term «umami» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.475 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about umami

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QUOTES WITH «UMAMI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word umami.
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Nobu Matsuhisa
My cooking is simply ingredients plus umami.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UMAMI»

Discover the use of umami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to umami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fifth Taste: Cooking With Umami
Presents the first cookbook that shows how simple it is to select and combine ingredients with unami, another basic taste like sweet, salty, sour,
David Kasabian, Anna Kasabian, 2005
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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Ifyou're unable to imagine the taste of umami, make a simple broth by rehydrating a tablespoon of dried shiitake mushrooms in 1 cup (240g) of boiling water. Let the mushrooms steep for at least 15 minutes, and then remove them and save ...
Jeff Potter, 2010
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Flavor Chemistry: Thirty Years of Progress
UMAMI. AND. FOOD. PALATABILITY. Shizuko Yamaguchi1 and Kumiko Ninomiya2 'Faculty of Applied Bioscience, Department of Nutritional Science Tokyo University of Agriculture, Sakuragaoka l-l-1, Setagaya-ku Tokyo 156-8502, Japan ...
Roy Teranishi, Emily L. Wick, Irwin Hornstein, 1999
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International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
Receptors and Transduction of Umami Taste Stimuli Sue C. Kinnamon and Aurelie Vandenbeuch Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center, University of ...
Thomas E. Finger, 2009
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Neuroscience:
In short, amino acids are the foods your mother would want you to eat. Most amino acids also taste good, although some taste bitter. The transduction process for umami is identical to that for sweetness, with one exception. The umami receptor ...
Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors, Michael A. Paradiso, 2007
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Achieving Umami
achieving umami is the story of chronic under-achiever Marcus Wisely.
Josh Conley, 2007
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Modifying Flavour in Food
11.14.1 Umami as a flavour partner As a flavour partner, umami helps to create something new or superior to an original dish or product. For example, a standard seafood bisque is a combination of seafood, potatoes and cream.
A. J. Taylor, J Hort, 2007
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Savory Cocktails: Sour Spicy Herbal Umami Bitter Smoky Rich ...
Carefully designed, tweaked, and curated, the recipes in this book include devilish twists on classic cocktails, featured favorites from well-known bars, and the author's own concoctions.
Greg Henry, 2013
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Food Flavors: Formation, Analysis and Packaging Influences: ...
It is noted that the intensities of salty and umami tastes were in good agreement with those of commercial soy sauce. Except for 0.125%, the commercial soy sauce showed the same scores for both tastes; i.e., Score 7 for 0.75% and Score 6 for ...
E.T. Contis, C.-T. Ho, C.J. Mussinan, 1998
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Analysis of Taste and Aroma
The taste of each hydrolysate of soybean protein and casein was only bitter, whereas that of bonito and chicken protein was principally bitter, with some associated sour or umami taste. Therefore, the hydrolysates were fractionated in a ...
John F. Jackson, H.F. Linskens, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UMAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term umami is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists have discovered a new taste that could make food more …
More recently, a Japanese chemist discovered a fifth basic taste, umami, which is triggered by monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as it's more widely known. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Research confirms fat is sixth taste; names it oleogustus
However, when asked to sort samples including bitter, umami and fatty stimuli, panelists grouped the fatty acids together and separately from the other samples, ... «Purdue Newsroom, Jul 15»
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Bloody Marys Taste Better On A Plane? Study Finds Jet Noise …
A study that looked at how airplane noise affects the palate determined umami flavors, such as what is enjoyed in tomato juice, are pleasantly elevated, Cornell ... «Headlines & Global News, May 15»
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West Loop Restaurant Rundown: Expat Opens, Nando's Soon, and …
Umami Burger joining the Row: Quoting sources familiar with the deal, Crain's Chicago reported this week the L.A.-based Umami Burger has agreed to take over ... «DNAinfo, May 15»
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Airplane noise affects perception of taste, boosting umami, dulling …
If tomato juice tastes particularly delicious when you fly, while chocolate loses a bit of its magic, it might be your ears exerting a little influence over your taste ... «Today.com, May 15»
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Burger Chain Sends Out Horribly Ageist Tweet About That Drake …
In the latest example of brands tweeting out things they shouldn't, California-based fast food chain Umami Burger decided to send out this gem on Monday: ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little …
One trick to heighten the depth of flavors in plant-based dishes? Use ingredients that offer a pop of umami, say Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop of America's ... «NPR, Mar 15»
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How One Chef Is Tapping into Our Craving Centers to Build a …
Umami, a mysterious rich, savory taste – the fifth taste, in fact – is found in many foods we crave, from parmesan cheese and soy sauce to pizza and fried chicken ... «ABC News, Feb 15»
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Penguins can't taste the umami flavor of fish
Because penguins are fish-eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing, says study leader Jianzhi “George” Zhang, a professor in the University of ... «Futurity: Research News, Feb 15»
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What's The Purpose Of The Umami Taste? We May Finally Have An …
The umami taste is both a food fad and a biological phenomenon. It's a basic taste – so named because scientists have found specific protein receptors on the ... «Forbes, Jan 15»

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