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tannic Line breaks: tan¦nic
Pronunciation: /ˈtanɪk/

Definition of tannic in English:


Relating to or resembling tannin: a dry wine with a slightly tannic aftertaste
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  • 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.


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

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