Definition of tangy in English:

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tangy

Pronunciation: /ˈtaŋi/

adjective (tangier, tangiest)

Having a strong, piquant flavour or smell: a tangy salad
More example sentences
  • What was that delicious smell, at once tangy and spicy and somehow very Italian?
  • She could feel the wind blowing against her neck and smell the tangy scent of the ocean drifting on the breeze.
  • Master chefs have their hands full preparing a variety of delectable dishes with zany flavours and tangy tastes.
Synonyms
sharp-flavoured, sharp, zesty, acid, acidic, tart, sour, bitter, harsh, biting, piquant, spicy, tasty, flavoursome, pungent

Derivatives

tanginess

noun
Example sentences
  • Some savoury recipes also use rhubarb, as its tanginess makes it an ideal accompaniment for fatty meats or oily fish.
  • No dubious burger restaurants here, but elegant restaurants and diners, with plump fish, prawns and mussels doused in the taste and tanginess of the sparking Adriatic Sea.
  • It was topped with two pieces of bread with melted goat cheese, for a pleasant mixture of texture and tanginess.

Words that rhyme with tangy

hangi, slangy, twangy

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