Translation of piquant in Spanish:

piquant

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkənt; pɪˈkɑːnt; ˈpiːkənt; ˈpiːkɑːnt/

adj

  • 1.1 [contrast/irony] punzante, agudo
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    • Milton Hatoum transports us to a magical boomtown, full of shimmering light, tropical colour and piquant incident.
    • It consists of large, wall-painted versions of his witty or piquant statements, realised in a variety of typefaces and colours.
    • It may be of piquant interest that The Fourth Wall uses the conceit of a parallel between the heroine and Shaw's Saint Joan, a device currently put to infinitely better use in Lanford Wilson's Book of Days.
    1.2 [sauce] sabroso, bien sazonado; [taste] pronunciado, fuerte
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    • Herbs and spices add a piquant taste that ketchup can't match.
    • This cheese usually has tangy, piquant, spicy and peppery flavor.
    • I've had this several times before and it has always been superb, a tasty combination of sweet and piquant flavours.

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