Definition of acidulous in English:

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acidulous

Pronunciation: /əˈsijələs/

adjective

1Sharp-tasting or sour.
Example sentences
  • They are acid, and considered by some to be better than tamarind for the preparation of acidulous drinks.
  • The rind is rough and woolly and the flesh harsh and unpalatable, with an astringent, acidulous taste.
  • Our citric acid is a natural, odourless and colourless crystalline substance with a pleasantly refreshing acidulous taste.
1.1(Of a person’s remarks or tone) bitter or cutting.
Example sentences
  • Your candid approach mixed with acidulous remarks makes you the frivolous person you are.
  • I am so upset at some of the very acidulous remarks made by some people.
  • Miss Grimes's distinctive voice and manner cut through the tedium even as she makes her first acidulous comment about the widow Harbury.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin acidulus (from acidus 'sour') + -ous.

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