Translation of piquancy in Spanish:

piquancy

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkənsi/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of situation) gracia (f), interés (m)
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    • You should be feeling your way towards the level of piquancy you want.
    • Notice the purity of the opening, the piquancy of the birdcalls, the unfussy phrasing of the main theme.
    • That the latter two were innocent yet still condemned to take a fall adds piquancy to the tale.
    1.2 (of sauce) lo sabroso, lo bien sazonado
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    • The salsa, which I expected to give the rest of the ingredients a spicy kick up the backside, had no piquancy whatsoever.
    • Five splashes of Tabasco were added to each person's plate, increasing the piquancy of the already spicy chili.
    • The slightly spicy sauce with the lime butter piquancy certainly paid off with this dish.

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