[ UK /tˈɑːtnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈtɑɹtnəs/ ]
  1. a rough and bitter manner
  2. a sharp sour taste
  3. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
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How To Use tartness In A Sentence

  • This combination was a new one on me: it has always been citrus that chefs pair with duck, the fatty fowl undercut by the tartness of the fruit.
  • It was incredibly clever to add a subtle glaze to the top, the tartness was the perfect marriage to the citrus sweetness of the dense cake. Lemon yogurt anything cake | smitten kitchen
  • When cooked, quince mellows to an amazing pineapple-like taste with a hint of tartness.
  • They were delicious, eggy and light, their sweet richness countered by the tartness of lemon.
  • The red has a rich, fruity, almost Beaujolais-like flavor, very mild with just a hint of tartness.
  • Marston, in his preface, wishes to be outlawed, and of whom he says that he fully merits the 'tartness' and freedom of his satire. Shakspere and Montaigne
  • The lettuce will barely help and the chutney's tartness doesn't seem to lessen the parched feeling, so that the tongue is virtually stuck to the roof of the mouth by the time one manages to finish eating.
  • Thus this box is a coppel in which the essences of all created things, the finest and the grossest, vapours and juices, the soft soothing oils, the bitternesses and tartnesses which at first seem grating, the flavour which evaporates in a momentary enjoyment, are put to the test. The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck
  • Acidity is used to indicate the quality of tartness or sharpness to the taster, the presence of agreeable fruit of acids.
  • Unfortunately, the wine was almost unbearably sickly sweet, without any tartness or depth, and about as refreshing as a jug of syrup.
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