tangy

adjective \ ˈtaŋ-ē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of tangy

tangier; tangiest
:having or suggestive of a tang

Examples of tangy in a Sentence

  1. a tangy sauce with a strong aftertaste

Recent Examples of tangy from the Web

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First Known Use of tangy

1875


TANGY Defined for Kids

tangy

adjective \ ˈtaŋ-ē \

Definition of tangy for Students

tangier; tangiest
:having a sharp taste or smell
  • tangy juice


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