Definition of Piquance

1. Noun. A tart spicy quality.

Exact synonyms: Nip, Piquancy, Piquantness, Tang, Tanginess, Zest
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spicery, Spiciness
Derivative terms: Nippy, Tangy, Zest, Zesty



2. Noun. The quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting.
Exact synonyms: Piquancy, Piquantness
Generic synonyms: Quality

Definition of Piquance

1. Noun. piquancy; having a piquant taste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piquance

1. piquancy [n -S] - See also: piquancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piquance

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pipradol
pipradrol hydrochloride
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piprine
piprinhydrinate
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pipsissewa
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pipsqueak
pipsqueaks
pipsyl
pipul
pipuls
pipy
piquance (current term)
piquances
piquancies
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piquantness
piquantnesses
pique
piqued
piqueer
piqueered
piqueerer
piqueerers
piqueering

Literary usage of Piquance

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1828)
"... dinner from the very hands of Aristippus, the piquance of whose wit was but the counterpart of his gastronomy; and had the famous ..."

2. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1854)
"Some of the diggings' stories have a peculiar piquance, but whether or not this has enhanced their truth is another matter. ' Will any of you hire as my ..."

3. The Cook and Housewife's Manual: Containing the Most Approved Modern by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1828)
"... early stage of the process, that the flavour may be intimately blended with the preparation ; adding what remains to give piquance near the conclusion. ..."

4. Well-known Piano Solos, how to Play Them by Charles W. Wilkinson, Edward Ellsworth Hipsher (1915)
"Second Mazurka, Op. 54 GODARD Like all typical French music, it reflects the national characteristics of grace, chic, and piquance. ..."

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