Definition of acerb in English:

acerb

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Pronunciation: /əˈsəːb
 
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adjective

literary , chiefly US
Another term for acerbic. dry, acerb, literate satire
More example sentences
  • Above all, Delambre spices his presentation with acerb and delightful comments…
  • It has the subtle acerb taste with violets and wood berries perfumes.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin acerbus 'sour-tasting'.

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