acidulous


acid·u·lous

adjective \ə-ˈsi-jə-ləs\

Definition of ACIDULOUS

:  somewhat acid or harsh in taste or manner

Examples of ACIDULOUS

  1. <a slightly acidulous drink that is far more refreshing than the overly sweet iced tea that is also available>
  2. <a gently acidulous writing style that never becomes annoying>

Origin of ACIDULOUS

Latin acidulus, from acidus
First Known Use: 1769

acid·u·lous

adjective \ə-ˈsij-ə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACIDULOUS

: somewhat acid to the taste

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: acid value
Previous Word in the Dictionary: acidulent
All Words Near: acidulous

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up acidulous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).