Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: spice
IPA transcription: [sp'aɪs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: spice
    Meaning: aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: spice, spice_up
    Meaning: make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
Usage examples
  • Depreciate the vision; But, till the merchant buy, Still fable, in the isles of spice, The subtle cargoes lie.
  • There must have been some damnable taint in the blood of the common ancestor--a spice of the insane and the diabolical.
  • 'What matters an extra egg or two, or a little butter or flour and spice more or less, in such a house as this?' said he.
  • I forgot that the little house was fragrant with the odor of spice and fruit, and that there was a man about who was ever on the lookout for good things to eat.
  • If so, it would be a chase worth following--a diversion rendered the more exquisite to Lanyard by the spice of novelty, since for once he would figure as a dispassionate bystander.
  • Her gravity and silence gave her a poise and dignity that allayed suspicion, but he and his old wife liked diversion, and a spice of gossip lightened the monotony of their lives, so he waited, then coughed behind his hand.
  • Beethoven further advanced the technique of the symphony, and proved its power to "strike fire from the soul of man." Varying his themes while repeating them, adding spice to his episodes and working out his entire scheme with consummate skill, he was able to construct from a motive of a few notes a mighty epic tone-poem.