Definition of astringency in US English:



  • See astringent

    • ‘There was no distinctive flavour apart from a slight astringency.’
    • ‘The tarragon sauce lent an interesting and subtle astringency, which gave the tender pork a real lift.’
    • ‘It is an important issue because even trained tasters can have trouble distinguishing between bitterness and astringency.’
    • ‘For all its harmonic astringency, Ullmann's music is frequently beautiful.’
    • ‘A warmly lyrical idiom gave place to a gritty astringency that must have been very disturbing to erstwhile admirers.’