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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.]


adj, tangier or tangiest
having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze.


(ˈtæŋ i)

adj. tang•i•er, tang•i•est.
having a tang.
tang′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tangy - tasting sour like a lemon
sour - having a sharp biting taste


adjective sharp, tart, piquant, biting, fresh, spicy, pungent, briny, acerb smoked salmon, tangy cheeses and oysters


Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids:


[ˈtæŋɪ] ADJfuerte y picante


[ˈtæŋi] adj [flavour, smell] → piquant(e)


adj (+er) tastescharf, streng; smell alsodurchdringend


[ˈtæŋɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (flavour, taste, smell) → aspro/a


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.
MIAMI, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time, Pollo Tropical is bringing back its popular Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap, Tangy Pineapple Chicken Salad and crispy Cheese Empanadas.
It still has the tangy tomato flavour without any loss of taste.
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Strong salty and fatty cheeses work best with medium to full bodied reds - zinfandel, New World Cabernets, Riojas - while more fresh and sour cheeses, like unaged goat or sheep, want something tangy, like sauvignon blanc from New Zealand.
Llandudno, bake tangy in time 3 SMOOTH IT OVER Cream together 175g of softened butter with 350g of icing sugar and grated rind and juice of a lemon until you have a smooth creamy mixture.
Tangy said she was once counseled by her mother that "everyone has a story," and so too indeed, does she.
SeaPak's Roasted Garlic Encrusted Flounder with Sweet Tangy Asian Style Sauce features all-natural, hand-cut Alaskan fillets of flounder encrusted with roasted garlic and crispy golden breadcrumbs, paired with a sweet and tangy Asian-style sauce.
According to Rachel Kyllo, vice president of Kemps marketing, "The tangy frozen yogurt trend has only been available at retail shops in select regions of the U.
Tesco's product (***) could have done with more chicken, too, but it had a tangy kick and a great vibrant colour.