Definition of astringency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈstrɪndʒənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈstrɪndʒənsi//
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  1. 1the quality of tasting slightly bitter but fresh The tea is known for its mild astringency.
  2. 2the quality of being critical in a severe or clever way I admire the astringency and clarity in his writing.