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For the first time in my life I tried whale. It was very chewy and quite fatty. My friend had had whale before, so I knew it would be quite blubbery. It was delicious. I loved it. It was smoked, so it had a lovely kind of tangy taste to it. We had it a couple of nights. I was won over. It was very yummy.
Rose Leslie

Meaning of "tangy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TANGY

tangy  [ˈtæŋɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TANGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tangy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TANGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Taste

Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is the sensory impression of food or other substances on the tongue and is one of the five traditional senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds. Taste, along with smell and trigeminal nerve stimulation, determines flavors of food or other substances. Humans have taste receptors on taste buds and other areas including the upper surface of the tongue and the epiglottis. The tongue is covered with thousands of small bumps called papillae, which are easily visible to the naked eye. Within each papilla are hundreds of taste buds. The exception to this is the filiform papillae that do not contain taste buds. There are between 2000 and 5000 taste buds that are located on the back and front of the tongue. Others are located on the roof, sides and back of the mouth, and in the throat. Each taste bud contains 50 to 100 taste receptor cells. The sensation of taste can be categorized into five basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami.

Definition of tangy in the English dictionary

The definition of tangy in the dictionary is having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TANGY


porangi
ˈpɔːræŋɪ
slangy
ˈslæŋɪ
twangy
ˈtwæŋɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TANGY

tangiest
tanginess
tangle
tangle weed
tangled
tanglefoot
tanglement
tangler
tanglesome
tanglingly
tangly
tango
tangoist
tangolike
tangram
Tangshan
tangun
Tanguy
tanh

WORDS THAT END LIKE TANGY

bungy
clingy
dingy
dungy
fringy
grungy
lingy
loungy
mangy
mingy
orangy
rangy
spongy
springy
stingy
stringy
swingy
thingy
wingy
zingy

Synonyms and antonyms of tangy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TANGY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tangy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tangy
acerb · biting · briny · fresh · piquant · pungent · sharp · spicy · tart

Translation of «tangy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TANGY

Find out the translation of tangy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tangy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tangy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

味道强烈的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intenso
570 millions of speakers

English

tangy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tangy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منعش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acentuado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাঙ্গি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acidulé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

舌にピリッとくる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

톡 쏘는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tangy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thơm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पर्शिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pungente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pikantny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гострий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

picant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αψιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

suur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

syrlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tangy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tangy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TANGY»

The term «tangy» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TANGY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tangy

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QUOTES WITH «TANGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tangy.
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Rose Leslie
For the first time in my life I tried whale. It was very chewy and quite fatty. My friend had had whale before, so I knew it would be quite blubbery. It was delicious. I loved it. It was smoked, so it had a lovely kind of tangy taste to it. We had it a couple of nights. I was won over. It was very yummy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TANGY»

Discover the use of tangy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tangy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day
The host of the TV series "Top Chef" presents a cookbook featuring more than two hundred recipes for international fare, including hot and sour fruit chaat, tangy jicama salad, South Indian spinach and lentil soup, barbecue Korean short ...
Padma Lakshmi, 2007
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Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board
Tangy testified that he then referred to a DLB communication procedure sheet and called a variety of designated numbers but was only able to make contact with Dan Baker's home answering machine. He testified that he left a message on it ...
National Labor Relations Board, 2009
3
The Cheese Lover's Cookbook & Guide: Over 100 Recipes, with ...
Flavor/Taste Texture/Family Type of Milk Cheese Name Country of Origin Medium, tangy, and salty with a pungent aroma Soft/washed rind cow Liederkranz USA Medium, woody, walnutty, and lemony to Semi-firm to Extra- hard sheep ...
Paula Lambert, 2001
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Tangy Greats: Delicious Tangy Recipes, the Top 53 Tangy Recipes
You'll love this book, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to get and they don't take long to make. Foodlovers turn to Tangy Greats for information and inspiration.
Jo Franks, 2012
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Quick Fix Healthy Mix: 225 healthy and affordable mix ...
undertones of sweet and spice, this tangy sauce is a great basic barbecue sauce for meats. Remember, you can make just the dry mix and store until ready to use, or you can complete the entire process and have your sauce ready to go when ...
Casey Kellar, Nicole Kellar Munoz, 2010
6
Homemade Preserves & Jams: Over 90 Recipes for Luscious ...
Provides recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, curds, and chutney with suggestions on using them in recipes and what to eat them with.
Mary Tregellas, 2012
7
Make-A-Mix
MEAT. LOAF. WITH. TANGY. TOPPER. SAUCE. HAMBURGER-NOODLE SKILLET HAMBURGER TRIO SKILLET. You'll be amazed at the difference the sauce makes. 1 pkg. MEAT LOAF MIX, page 43, thawed Tangy Topper Sauce, below ...
Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward, Madeline Westover, 2006
8
Thailand
Joe Cummings. emuo yam neua hot & tangy grilled beef ilad yam plaa duk Kiu hot & tangy salad with ftied, shtedded catfish, chillies, peanuts and a mango dressing cnilmtuin yam plaa meuk hot & tangy salad with squid ...
Joe Cummings, 2000
9
Salsas That Cook
in emerald corn chowder with roasted tomatillos and poblano, 53 in green chile crab cakes, 107 in open-face chorizo-potato omelet with tomatillo salsa, 67 in scalloped potatoes with roasted tomatillos, serranos and cilantro, 64 in tangy green ...
Rick Bayless, JeanMarie Brownson, Deann Groen Bayless, 1998
10
Tea: Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential
Taste of black tea A cup of good quality black tea infusion is characterized by the bright reddish brown color, brisk, strong taste and rich flavour. Astringency in black tea is divided into two types: tangy and non-tangy, by Sanderson et al. ( 1976).
Yong-Su Zhen, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TANGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tangy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Potato salad and deviled eggs make tangy love child
This recipe is what would happen if your favorite deviled eggs hooked up with a sinfully delicious potato salad. Rich, creamy, tangy, eggy and starchy, this is ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
2
Say aloha to these sweet and tangy Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers
RICHMOND, Va – Virginia This Morning fan favorite Chef K had us dancing the Hula as she served up sweet and tangy Hawaiian Shrimp Kabobs. Chef K ... «wtvr.com, Jul 15»
3
Signature Dish: Tangy Chicken Salad
She has several variations that she serves in her Smithfield, N.C., home. This recipe, which appears in old cookbooks as "boiled chicken salad," is one of her ... «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Jun 15»
4
It is fiery and tangy
A thali with a variety served in style can surely add a new twist to the taste of curries and fries to be offered on a platter. Firdaus, at Taj Krishna is geared to ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
5
Learn how to make tangy yogurt with Janet Fletcher
Janet Fletcher, author of the new cookbook “Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,” will present a yogurt workshop at 10:30 a.m. ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jun 15»
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Taste the Tangy Habanero Chicken That LoLo's Chef Raymond …
At LoLo's Seafood Shack (303 West 116th Street, 646-649-3356), chef Raymond Mohan's specialty is Caribbean-style seafood like conch fritters, steamed ... «Village Voice, May 15»
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Award-Winning Bluegrass Musicians, Tangy Barbeque Create …
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 23-June 7) helps kick off summer with a stellar lineup of bluegrass ... «Business Wire, May 15»
8
Test Kitchen: Pasta dish packed with tangy feta flavor
There's a good variety of feta cheeses available at grocery stores, from the traditional Greek-style made from goat's or sheep's milk to cheese packed in brine to ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
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Tangy Pineapple Chicken Is Back At Pollo Tropical®
MIAMI, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time, Pollo Tropical is bringing back its popular Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap, Tangy Pineapple Chicken ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
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THE RECIPE BOX: Honey vinaigrette dressing is tangy, tart and tasty
#It's tart. It's tangy. It's tasty. It's honey vinaigrette in the Recipe Box today. #I've wanted to try making my own salad dressing for sometime now, but I just never ... «Rockdale Citizen, Apr 15»

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