piquant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pē'kunt, -känt, pē-känt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor; pleasantly biting or tart: a piquant aspic.
  2. agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive: a piquant glance.
  3. of an interestingly provocative or lively character: a piquant wit.
  4. sharp or stinging, esp. to the feelings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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