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masala (mɑːˈsɑːlə

Definitions

noun

  1. a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery

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adjective

  1. (Hinglish) spicy; dramatic   ⇒  ■ it was a typical masala film

Word Origin

from Urdu masalah, from Arabic masalih ingredients

Example Sentences Including 'masala'

It was a house that encouraged you to lie back and linger Tonight the whole place was full of the smell of tikka masala and Bombay potatoes.
Sue Welfare FALLEN WOMEN (2002)

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