astringency

noun
as·​trin·​gen·​cy | \ ə-ˈstrin-jən(t)-sē How to pronounce astringency (audio) \

Definition of astringency

: the quality or state of being astringent

Examples of astringency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This neutralizes astringency, produces a silky texture, and removes color, creating a clear appearance in the final product. Cole Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "Your Home Bar Needs a Smoke Gun, an Immersion Circulator, and...Milk?," 24 Apr. 2020 And for a dose of astringency, dried lime and hibiscus do wonders. Kristy Mucci, Saveur, "Turn Kitchen Scraps and Leftover Spices Into Delicious Herbal Tea," 15 Mar. 2017 Oil, fishy fragrance and stemmy astringency washed over my palate in turns. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Where do you find women in restaurants? Often, it’s all in the name.," 23 Dec. 2019 If tasted too soon, the astringency is positively puckery. Washington Post, "Freshen up the Waldorf salad with persimmons, Asian pear and grapefruit," 24 Dec. 2019 But the real problem is on the palate; Wheatwine is OK for a moment, then jolts to an odd bitterness and astringency. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Worth the hype? Bourbon County tasting finds 2 very good, 2 duds and 4 good to just OK," 21 Nov. 2019 Often these hazy sparklings are made with some grape skin contact, even if the base wine is white, lending astringency and bitter flavors to the wine. Coral Sisk, SFChronicle.com, "Cloudy, funky sparkling wines are all the rage. But will you enjoy them?," 27 Nov. 2019 Fortunately the beer dried out ever so slightly in the finish: a touch of oaky-fruity astringency that lent completion to the sip. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Twitter plea leads to a tasting of (some) 2019 Bourbon County Stouts — here’s what to expect," 19 Nov. 2019 Some varieties have a pleasing astringency in the skin, but that’s about it. David Karp, Los Angeles Times, "Gum Drops and Candy Hearts are ... grape varieties?," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of astringency

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Astringency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astringency. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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