Definition of aigre-doux in English:

aigre-doux

(also aigre-douce)

adjective

  • That combines elements of sourness and sweetness; simultaneously sour and sweet; bittersweet. Frequently of a sauce and in figurative contexts.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. From Middle French, French aigre-doux (although this is first attested later: 1541; originally and frequently in figurative contexts) from aigre sour + doux sweet.

Pronunciation

aigre-doux

/ˌɛɡrəˈduː/