acquired taste

ac·quire taste
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r teyst]
    • /əˈkwaɪər teɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kwahyuh r teyst]
    • /əˈkwaɪər teɪst/

Definitions of acquired taste words

  • phrase acquired taste If you describe something as an acquired taste, you mean that a lot of people do not like it when they first experience it, but often start to like it more when they get to know it better. 3
  • noun acquired taste a liking for something that is at first considered unpleasant 3
  • noun acquired taste the thing so liked 3
  • noun acquired taste something that is unfamiliar or objectionable but becomes gradually more liked or accepted: His modern paintings are an acquired taste. 1
  • noun acquired taste appreciation for sth that develops over time 1
  • noun acquired taste A taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning. 0

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acquired taste popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acquired taste usage trend in Literature

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