Definition of pungency
: the quality or state of being pungent
Examples of pungency in a Sentence
the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs
theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue
Recent Examples of pungency from the Web
Ms. Majok has engineered her plot to lead naturally to moments of intense and complicated pungency.
Her voice has a husky power and pungency akin to Adele, Rihanna and Pink; her songs can be vows of attraction or counterattacks in a lovers’ quarrel.
The surprise was that the sharp, gamy pungency of the quails flavored the pork as much as the pork flavored them, an ancient taste that I had never suspected existed.
Blanching before cooking will reduce its pungency as well.
Because the spices are freshly ground every time, there’s an appealing pungency that really stands up to grilled food.
Indians were slandered for the pungency of their spices.
The Japanese-style takikomi gohan with tuna and broccoli has a vibrant color and the pungency of ginger.
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