a strong taste or flavor.
the distinctive flavor or quality of a thing.
a pungent or distinctive odor.
a touch or suggestion of something; slight trace.
a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong forming part of an object, as a chisel, file, or knife, and serving as a means of attachment for another part, as a handle or stock.
to furnish with a tang.
Other definitions for tang (2 of 3)
a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
to ring or twang; clang.
Other definitions for T'ang (3 of 3)
a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
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How to use tang in a sentence
Sriracha works beautifully in its place, lending a fermented tang compared with chili-garlic’s bright, fresh heat, or you could try it with whatever hot sauce you have.Spicy peanut noodles are a quick, pantry-friendly meal that’s ready for riffing | Aaron Hutcherson | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Served warm, testers noticed a subtle yeast tang and liked that “it was smoother than the others we tried.”
I use sugar sparingly, adding just enough so the cake registers as a true dessert while maintaining a gentle yogurt-y tang.This one-bowl cheesecake is light as a cloud, but still rich and creamy | Ellie Krieger | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
A quick peanut sauce and crunchy bok choy give this tofu sheet-pan dinner tang and textureBuying and storing.Cabbage is always there for you. Here’s how to give it the respect it deserves. | Aaron Hutcherson | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
If the sauce is too sour, add the sugar or honey to take the edge off the tang.This herb-packed Persian fish stew is good to the last tangy, spicy spoonful | Charlotte Druckman | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Do you have a favorite Wu-tang memory—any crazy shenanigans you got into?Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting | Marlow Stern | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Who would picture Wu-tang doing slapstick comedy in primetime on Fox?Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting | Marlow Stern | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tomatoes' crunch and tang add new dimensions of delight.The Ultimate Southern Cheeseburger Created in South Carolina | Jane & Michael Stern | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As far as we know, the earliest frozen dairy treat was made in China during the tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream | Andrew Romano | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Outside, Matt Schultz supporters in Boy Scout uniforms made pancakes and handed out cups of tang.
Without thinking what he was doing, he slipped the tang into a hollow reed which he picked up from the ground.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Musakit ang pus-un ug dúgay tang walà kaihì, Your lower stomach hurts if you go long without urinating.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
Grind the base of the tang into a knife blade for sharpening pencils, shaving chalk, opening envelopes, etc.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
A piece of rubber stuck on the tang end answers the double purpose of a protector and eraser.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
He remembered dates, historical associations, little incidents that had occurred and that had the foreign tang.Dominie Dean | Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for tang (1 of 2)
a strong taste or flavour: the tang of the sea
a pungent or characteristic smell: the tang of peat fires
a trace, touch, or hint of something: a tang of cloves in the apple pie
the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock
British Dictionary definitions for Tang (2 of 2)
the imperial dynasty of China from 618–907 ad
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