Simple Definition of piquant
: having a pleasant, spicy taste
: interesting and exciting
Full Definition of piquant
1 : engagingly provocative; also : having a lively arch charm
2 : agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially : spicy
Examples of piquant
piquant vegetables seasoned with pepper
He served the fish with a piquant sauce.
a piquant bit of gossip
Origin of piquant
Middle French, from present participle of piquer
First Known Use: 1616
Synonym Discussion of piquant
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