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English definition of “piquant”


adjective (INTERESTING)    /ˈpiː.kənt/ formal
interesting and exciting , especially because of being mysterious : More piquant details of their private life were revealed .Exciting and interesting piquancy     /-kə noun [U] formal piquantly     /-li/ adverb formal
(Definition of piquant adjective (INTERESTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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