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“Savor” or “Savour”


Savor and savour are both English terms.


Savor is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while savour is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
savor 92 24 34 79 42 18 0 16 47 39 0 0
savour 8 76 66 21 58 82 0 84 53 61 100 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "savor" over "savour" (92 to 8).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 76 to 24 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In India, there is a 66 to 34 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "savor" over "savour" (79 to 21).
  • In Canada, there is a 58 to 42 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In Australia, there is a 82 to 18 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "savor" and "savour".
  • In Ireland, there is a 84 to 16 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 53 to 47 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In Jamaica, there is a 61 to 39 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 100 to 0 preference for "savour" over "savor".
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "savor" and "savour".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use savor or savour with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “savor”

  • asks for some time to savor his freedom.
  • have yet to lose their savor ...
  • expected to enjoy, celebrate and savor their own success.
  • Hecht's silken phrases with acid savor and burns folks with his
  • Women's – 55 kg: Teja Savor
  • Later sequels were Savor the Moment, and Happy Ever
  • week just leafing through to savor the gems.... One day I
  • can enjoy sunny days and savor the typical dish of the
  • summer 2005 MGD Flavor 2 Savor mini-tour.
  • these quirky seniors intended to savor every moment of life in

Examples of “savour”

  • book to read slowly, to savour its vitality and variety, one
  • invited as guest chef for SAVOUR held in Shanghai, a gastronomic,
  • shops exist and one can savour a wine typical of the
  • Salt could lose its savour."
  • succession of négociant houses, including Savour Club.
  • World Gourmet Summit 2013 and Savour 2013.
  • sick to death with the savour' of the base coins in
  • nourishing and was born to savour.
  • describes, it "is one to savour".
  • such a way that they savour of gall and bile.

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