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tang 1

1. A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
2. A distinctive quality: "Underneath it all was the tang of genuine adventure" (Jan Clausen).
3. A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
4. A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
tr.v. tanged, tang·ing, tangs
1. To furnish with a tang.
2. To give a tang to.

[Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.]

tang′i·ness n.
tang′y adj.

tang 2

A loud ringing sound; a clang or twang.
intr. & tr.v. tanged, tang·ing, tangs
To resound with a tang or cause to resound with a tang.



A Chinese dynasty (618-907) known for its territorial expansion, prosperity, and encouragement of the arts and literature.

[Mandarin, T´ng, from Middle Chinese tɦaŋ, to boast, great, Tang dynasty.]
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adj, tangier or tangiest
having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze.
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(ˈtæŋ i)

adj. tang•i•er, tang•i•est.
having a tang.
tang′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tangy - tasting sour like a lemon
sour - having a sharp biting taste
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adjective sharp, tart, piquant, biting, fresh, spicy, pungent, briny, acerb smoked salmon, tangy cheeses and oysters
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Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:
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[ˈtæŋɪ] ADJfuerte y picante
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[ˈtæŋi] adj [flavour, smell] → piquant(e)
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adj (+er) tastescharf, streng; smell alsodurchdringend
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[ˈtæŋɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (flavour, taste, smell) → aspro/a
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a. [smell] fuerte, penetrante.
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Those tangy frosty afternoons, when he had been forced to clean barns and plow while the other boys went rabbit and possum hunting or nutting, were afternoons whose loss he still mourned.
Tangy Granola with Green Mango and Cacao Nibs by Wit's Sweets and Savouries Wit's Sweets and Savouries prepared its Tangy Granola by combining mood-boosting cacao nibs with the tangy flavor of green mangoes to give an energizing and palatable flavor in every bite.
For vegetarians, eateries mix pastes of vegetables -- mostly, cauliflowers and cabbages -- with onions, garlic, gingers, coriander and wrap gently in small flour bags and steam them and serve them with hot tomato tangy pickle.
Irish brown soda bread is a hearty, wholesome loaf that tastes as good with a helping of scrambled eggs as it does with a smear of salted butter or tangy marmalade.
Trotter Hill Tasty Lancashire PS2.20 for 200g, Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses A BUTTERY, tangy, crumbly cheese with a golden colour Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses A BUTTERY, tangy, crumbly cheese with a golden Star Truckles PS2 for 200g, Morrisons EXTRA Mature Cheddar and Mature Red Leicester in pretty coloured wax stars.
From Apple Cider Butter Muffins, to Tangy Huevos (eggs with Tangy Pepper Salsa), to Blonde Chutney Stuffed Pork Loin and much more, Canning Full Circle is a "must" for any gardener and canner who seeks to make the most of their preserves, highly recommended.
So ready for my donna meat, with tangy chilli sauce!
Tesco bakery buyer Alice McConnell said: "Interest in this wonderfully tangy and chewy bread has grown spectacularly in the last few years.
Our favourite dessert was the Lemon Crostata with a tangy fresh lemon cream filling with an equally tangy and sweet raspberry sauce.
Top the deep fried chicken with a tangy nacho cheese, sour cream and chives, guacamole and jalapenos, then sprinkle with a tomato, corn and coriander salad.
These snacks are organic unsulphured tangy dried mangoes that have been dusted with a hint of lime and a pinch of jalapeno.
Guests can choose to slather their pork ribs with Mother Sauce, Rackshack's signature house blend; Spicy Mother Sauce; Hoisin Sauce, with its sweet and salty flavor; Carolina Gold, for mustard lovers or those who want it sweet and tangy; and Kansas Sauce, a sweet and spicy blend that is Prieto's favorite.