Definition of astringency
: the quality or state of being astringent
Recent Examples of astringency from the Web
Gold Digger is bursting with hops and notes of citrus, finishing with just the right amount of bitterness/astringency.
Interestingly, the cranberry-esque tartness of Ikea’s signature Sylt Lingon (lingonberry preserves) calmed Pråst’s astringency.
The words clearly inspired Mr. Abrahamsen to write music that ingeniously combines modernist astringencies, harmonic richness and strangely beautiful atmospheric colorings.
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