旨味

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
うま
Grade: S

Grade: 3
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

The kanji are an example of ateji (当て字).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

旨味 ‎(hiragana うまみ, romaji umami)

  1. the umami flavour
  2. tastiness
  3. skillfulness
  4. profit

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9