tan·​nic | \ ˈta-nik How to pronounce tannic (audio) \

Definition of tannic

1 : of, resembling, or derived from tan or a tannin
2 of wine : containing an abundance of tannins : markedly astringent

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Examples of tannic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wines will typically be more intensely fruit-forward and have a noticeable tannic structure and backbone. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 The Lambrusco adds not only refreshing bubbles but also a depth to the cocktail with a slight tannic flavor that dampens any sourness. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 For several years, said Empting, the Pluribus vineyard produced wines that tasted too tannic and vegetal. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Great mouthfeel - not as tannic as some examples of this varietal. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 Mar. 2022 The palate then opens with a tingling spice on the tip of your tongue, which fades into a melange of orange, vanilla custard, raspberry jam, and some tannic oak flavors that almost approach menthol. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 18 Feb. 2022 The stunning new milk tea tart ($1.25) captures the Hong Kong-style drink as a silky, torched and tannic custard in a flaky pastry shell. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 9 Feb. 2022 The Throwback also throws down some serious tannic structure. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 5 Feb. 2022 The result: hugely tannic wines that didn’t age well. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tannic

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tannic

French tannique, from tannin

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12 May 2022

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“Tannic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tannic. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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