suc·​cu·​lence ˈsə-kyə-lən(t)s How to pronounce succulence (audio)
: the state of being succulent
: succulent feed
wild game subsisting on succulence

Examples of succulence in a Sentence

the succulence of the apple was such that the first bite sent juice running down my chin
Recent Examples on the Web An elegant delight in the mouth with lush tropical flavors, suave succulence and jumping acidity and minerality. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 In this white chili recipe, the dry leftover turkey stews low and slow in chicken or turkey broth to bring moisture and succulence back to the meat. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 At the Disco, Paramore and any other band willing to push its songs past melodic succulence toward something richer, tangier, queasier. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 This red Argentinian shrimp has a sweet succulence that some (my cousin Annmarie) compare to lobster, which might be a stretch, Annmarie. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 20 Sep. 2023 Everything on the plate added to its beauty and succulence, including the sugar snap peas split open to show their green pearls and a golden cube of polenta flavored with pecorino and spring herbs. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 30 June 2023 By mid-May, I’ll be granted the patience required of actual recipes, taking my time to explore asparagus’s nuances beyond its fresh and grassy succulence. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 10 May 2023 What of the worlds that lie between slime and velvet, collapse and refusal, succulence and desiccation? Ligaya Mishan Esther Choi, New York Times, 8 May 2023 The briny succulence of sweet shrimp can shine through at last. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of succulence was in 1787

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Cite this Entry

“Succulence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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suc·​cu·​lence ˈsək-yə-lən(t)s How to pronounce succulence (audio)
: the state of being succulent

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