Definition of piquancy in English:

piquancy

Syllabification: pi·quan·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈpēkənsē
 
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noun

  • 1A pleasantly sharp and appetizing flavor: these tomatoes have an intense flavor of great piquancy
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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.
  • 1.1The quality of being pleasantly stimulating or exciting: the tragedy only adds piquancy to the tale
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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.

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