\ 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 The Sandoitchi team takes thin slices of Sakura pork, breads it with flaky panko, and fries it before layering on cabbage, Kewpie mayo, and a sweet and tangy tonkatsu sauce. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "Peep these 8 gorgeous Japanese sandwiches that are all the rage," 20 Nov. 2020 Proteins are many: birria, asada, chicken, chorizo and a fine, tangy pastor with fresh pineapple. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Quick & dirty: QuesaLoco food truck rides the birria wave," 19 Nov. 2020 Creamy burrata can benefit from a tangy dressing, and tamarind brings that puckery tang. Washington Post, "5 recipes featuring tangy, puckery tamarind — from pad thai to a glaze for poultry," 10 Sep. 2020 Pickles, rings of onion, and a spread of a tangy mustard knife through the salt and smoke. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Survival of the sandwich shop: How 3 Dallas delis are getting by with hot dogs, brisket and burgers," 6 Nov. 2020 Although sour cream adds a tangy flavor to these biscuits, what really makes this recipe is the Parmesan cheese. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Keep biscuit calories in check replacing butter with reduced fat sour cream," 5 Nov. 2020 There is the Afghan version of chicken biryani, along with some herbed rice, okra curry, and a tangy green sauce with yogurt, all neatly laid out on a mat spread on the floor, as is the custom in her homeland. Charukesi Ramadurai, The Christian Science Monitor, "Afghan refugees create a taste of home in Malaysia," 5 Nov. 2020 His fine, buttery walnut cookies highlight the nut, and a loaf of poppy seed cake is distinguished by a tangy yuzu-white chocolate glaze. Washington Post, "Say hello to NiHao, yet another prize Chinese restaurant from the Chang family," 23 Oct. 2020 Instead, the dark, sticky cloves taste sweet, tangy and full of fruity flavor. Popular Science, "There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it here," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tangy

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tangy was in 1875

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25 Nov 2020

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“Tangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangy. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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