\ ˈtaŋ-ē How to pronounce tangy (audio) \
tangier; tangiest

Definition of tangy

: having or suggestive of a tang

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Synonyms & Antonyms for tangy


nippy, pungent, sharp, strong


bland, mild, smooth

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Examples of tangy in a Sentence

a tangy sauce with a strong aftertaste

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Others prepare free samples of the Peruvian condiment aji verde and trail mix coated in tangy chamoy. Eric Ducker, Los Angeles Times, "At the Mujeres Market, women, queer and trans people of color find a safe space to sell their products," 14 Sep. 2019 The secret to that moistness is Greek yogurt and coconut oil — with a tangy assist from plenty of fresh raspberries. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "Brunch recipe: Greek Yogurt Raspberry Loaf," 7 Sep. 2019 Wash down the deliciousness with floral and tangy hibiscus lemonade. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Coronado’s new hotspot, San Diego’s coolest happy hour and more from our must list," 3 Sep. 2019 One thing Portland is known for is its robust food cart scene, and one of the most-venerable carts is The Whole Bowl, known for its healthy combo of brown rice, black beans, tangy sauce and various toppings. oregonlive.com, "Portland cookbook dishes up Rose City classics, including a make-at-home version of The Whole Bowl," 26 Aug. 2019 Or a Bulgogi Burger piled with thin slices of beef coated in tangy-sweet Korean barbecue sauce. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Lucy Cooper’s Ice House at the top of San Antonio’s bar food scene," 12 Sep. 2019 But the doughnuts, made with Greek yogurt, have this moist, incredible crumb and tangy lemon glaze, are pure sunshine. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "Make a Huge Pie This Weekend," 22 June 2019 Image Where the ones my mother made were airy and tangy, these are buttery, hearty and deep in flavor. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Whole-Grain Pancakes to Make Any Morning Special," 15 June 2018 Cripps Pink’ has crisp, firm flesh with a tangy-sweet flavor and is favored for fresh eating and fruit salads, as the flesh resists browning. Sunset, "The Best Apple Trees to Grow in Your Home Garden," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tangy

1875, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈtaŋ-ē How to pronounce tangy (audio) \
tangier; tangiest

Kids Definition of tangy

: having a sharp taste or smell tangy juice

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