soupçon [ soop-sawn, soop-sawn ]
1. a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.
WORDS RELATED TO SOUPCON
crumb, drop, pinch, scintilla, shred, smidgen, trace, whiff, atom, dab, dash, flash, hint, iota, particle, ray, shade, sparkle, speck, spot
SYNONYMS FOR SOUPÇON
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dash, bit, hint, vestige.
Origin: 1760–70; < French: a suspicion, Middle French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō), for Latin suspīciō suspicion
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SOUPCON
After all, without Mr. Marciony we might still be eating our ice cream with a soupcon of other people's spit.
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DELICIOUS ORIGINS OF ICE CREAM|ANDREW ROMANO|JULY 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Up to now, the posture has been to feel a soupcon of empathy or something for the man because well, at least he was in love.
SANFORD AND SON|MICHAEL TOMASKY|APRIL 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This, with the soupcon of a demi-shrug; "You will not suffer much" being implied.
SANDRA BELLONI, COMPLETE|GEORGE MEREDITH
So there seemed to be a soupcon of treachery in his subtleties and his disclosures.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE, VOL. I. (OF II)|MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
And the soupcon of blue on the hat and in the earrings of miladi lights up the whole personality.
DECEMBER LOVE|ROBERT HICHENS
That fat woman he's bowing to is Viscountess Sedley, a porcine empress, widow of three, with a soupcon of bigamy to flavour them.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND, COMPLETE|GEORGE MEREDITH
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