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 Tonally, the war years clash with the luxe campiness of his postwar London love affairs, which in turn clash with the astringency of his later life. Mark Feeney,, 2 June 2022 Temperatures closer to boiling, on the other hand, will brew bolder, with a richer texture and more astringency. Max Falkowitz, Bon Appétit, 5 May 2022 The waiter, reading the table’s enthusiasm for cocktails like the exotic herbal bouquet of a Gin Tonica and the frothy astringency of an Equinox Sour with pisco and ruby port, suggested a round of lusty Manzanilla sherry with the hummus. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 And the palate is sweet and light, with notes of cantaloupe, lemon, vanilla and toffee followed by just a hint of astringency. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 The chill in the air helps tame their bitterness, so the astringency of arugula turns into a bewitching pepperiness, and the harshness of kale is offset by a verdant vegetal tang. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Dusty tannins frame flavors of strawberry and salami, finishing with a little bit of that rustic astringency that Piedmontese wines often convey. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Sep. 2021 The researchers focused on four tactile attributes: astringency, chalkiness, mouthcoating and thickness. ABC News, 29 Aug. 2021 After sipping, the initial sweetness dissolves into some earthiness and astringency, with notes of orange, apple and caramel coating the back of your tongue. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of astringency

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Astringency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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