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

Definition of tangy

: having or suggestive of a tang

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Examples of tangy in a Sentence

a tangy sauce with a strong aftertaste
Recent Examples on the Web This sweet and tangy sauce is famously designed for chicken, but don’t be afraid to use it on pork. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Nov. 2021 Congo Chicken, a sweet and tangy dish kicked up with curry powder. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 The broth supercharges the beefy flavor and saturates the crevices of the bread, while the peppers offer tangy relief. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 But don’t miss her whole passion fruit sorbet, with the refreshingly tangy fruit stuffed into its own shell. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 21 Dec. 2021 This salsa is bright and tangy — a credit to the sheer volume of tomatillos called for in the recipe — with just enough jalapeño heat at the end. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2020 Beyond their good looks, this bread is downright delicious with a paper-thin crust concealing an airy crumb that has a perfect bouncy chew and bright, tangy flavor. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Nov. 2021 The tangy bearnaise sauce that was drizzled over the steak elevated things. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2021 Made with honey, cider vinegar, and Aleppo pepper, according to Delish, the sauce promises to be a sweet and tangy accompaniment to your chicken sandwich or nuggets – with a hot and & spicy kick of course. Essence, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of tangy

1875, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2022

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“Tangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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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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