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Meaning of “piquant” in the English Dictionary

"piquant" in British English

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piquantadjective

uk   us   /ˈpiː.kənt/
  • piquant adjective (SPICY)

having a ​pleasantsharp or ​spicytaste: a piquant ​mixture of ​spices
piquancy
noun [U] uk   us   /-kən.si/ formal
piquantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/ formal
(Definition of piquant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"piquant" in American English

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piquantadjective

 us   /ˈpi·kənt, piˈkɑnt/
having a ​strong, ​slightlysour, ​slightlyspicytaste or ​smell: a piquant ​sauce
(Definition of piquant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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