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  Words related to sour

Related / Similar Words: sourness, acidity, tartness, turn, ferment, work, acidify, acidulate, acetify, rancid, dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen, false, off-key, off, turned

 

Definition:
  • the property of being acidic;
  • the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth;
  • go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out";
  • make sour or more sour;
  • smelling of fermentation or staleness;
  • showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper;
  • inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key";
  • having a sharp biting taste;
  • in an unpalatable state; "sour milk";
  • one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons;

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    See Also: dry, soured, tasteful

     

    Hyponyms: acerbity, tartness, vinegariness, vinegarishness, acidity, acidulousness, whiskey sour, whisky sour

     

    Grouped Verbs: ferment, work

     

    Derivational Morphology: acidify, acidulate, acetify, zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment, souring, vinegar, acetum, acid, sourness, acidity, tartness

     

    Anagrams: Rous

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: thartë   Catalan: ácid  
    Chinese:   Croatian: kiseo  
    Danish: sur   Dutch: zuur  
    Esperanto: acida   Estonian: hapu  
    Finnish: hapan   French: aigre  
    German: sauer   Hungarian: savanyú  
    Icelandic: súr   Italian: agro  
    Japanese: 酸っぱい   Korean: 시다  
    Lithuanian: rūgštus   Malay: masam  
    Norwegian: sur   Polish: kwaśny  
    Portuguese: azedo   Romanian: acru  
    Russian: кислый   Serbian: kiselo  
    Slovene: kisel   Spanish: agrio  
    Swedish: sur  
     
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