Share this entry

Share this page

tannic

Syllabification: tan·nic
Pronunciation: /ˈtanik
 
/

Definition of tannic in English:

adjective

Of or relating to tannin: a dry wine with a slightly tannic aftertaste
More example sentences
  • As for the juice, its health benefits may keep some customers chugging it, but it has a lingering, biting, tannic aftertaste.
  • Wines, particularly wines naturally low in tannins themselves, can taste aggressively tannic after being matured in barrels made from kiln-dried, as opposed to air-dried, wood.
  • Salt and tannin are a train wreck in the mouth, so tannic reds don't work well with most cheeses.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French tannique, from tanin (see tannin).

Definition of tannic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…