Definition of Tartness

1. Noun. The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth.

Exact synonyms: Sour, Sourness
Generic synonyms: Gustatory Perception, Gustatory Sensation, Taste, Taste Perception, Taste Sensation
Specialized synonyms: Acidity, Acidulousness
Derivative terms: Sour, Sour, Sour



2. Noun. A sharp sour taste.
Exact synonyms: Acerbity
Generic synonyms: Acidity, Sour, Sourness
Derivative terms: Acerbate, Acerbic, Tart

3. Noun. A rough and bitter manner.

Definition of Tartness

1. n. The quality or state of being tart.

Definition of Tartness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being tart; sharpness of taste; sourness; bitterness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tartness

1. the state of being tart [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tartness

tarter
tartest
tartier
tartiest
tartily
tartine
tartines
tartiness
tartinesses
tarting
tartish
tartlet
tartlets
tartly
tartness (current term)
tartnesses
tartralic
tartralic acid
tartramate
tartramates
tartramic
tartramic acid
tartramide
tartramides
tartrate
tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase
tartrated
tartrated antimony
tartrates

Literary usage of Tartness

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1. The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal by Francis Asbury (1821)
"... tartness in his Christian remarks on the Checks, and dear Mr. Fletcher, of whom I have heard Mr. Berridge speak in terms of very great respect. ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order by George Crabb (1816)
"tartness, from «art, is not improbably derived from tartar, the quality of which it in some degree resembles ; it is a high degree of acid peculiar to ..."

3. Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village, and a History of by Charles Wentworth Upham (1867)
"... house some considerable time before the said Goodwife How came in, their afflicted daughter, upon something that her mother spake to her with tartness, ..."

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