Umami is a type of flavor that is caused by the amino acid glutamate. Many people think that umami flavors are the best ones, because they are very complex and delicious.

  • The soup was very delicious, with a strong umami flavor.

  • The sauce was very umamirich, and it had a strong flavor.

Definition of umami


One of the five basic tastes, the savory taste of foods such as seaweed, cured fish, aged cheeses and meats.


brothiness, deliciousness, meatiness, savoriness

umami Pronunciation in a video