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English definition of “piquant”

piquant

adjective uk   /ˈpiː.kənt/ us  

piquant adjective (INTERESTING)

formal interesting and exciting, especially because of being mysterious: More piquant details of their private life were revealed.

piquant adjective (SPICY)

having a pleasant sharp or spicy taste: a piquant mixture of spices
piquancy
noun [U] uk   /-kən.si/ formal us  
piquantly
adverb uk   /-li/ formal us  
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