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mouth +‎ feel


mouthfeel (countable and uncountable, plural mouthfeels)

  1. The texture of food, drink, etc. as perceived by the mouth.
    Coordinate terms: handfeel, skinfeel
    • 1962, Samuel A. Matz, Food Texture[1], Westport, CT: The AVI publishing company, page 41:
      Liquid foods which are essentially Newtonian fluids may be considered to have their texture or “mouthfeel” adequately described by their viscosity.
    • 2018 August 24, Cross, Katherine, “The Oscar Wilde of YouTube fights the alt-right with decadence and seduction”, in The Verge[2]:
      “So to start with,” Adria says, “it doesn’t get as hard, it doesn’t really ejaculate, and it has a different mouthfeel. Can we please talk about the mouthfeel? Why is no one talking about the mouthfeel?” she repeats, looking straight into the camera through her clear-framed glasses as the camera zooms in.