adjective, tarter, tartest.
sharp to the taste; sour or acid:
Tart apples are best for pie.
Synonyms: astringent, acrid, piquant.
Antonyms: sweet, sugary, bland, mellow.
sharp in character, spirit, or expression; cutting; biting:
a tart remark.
Synonyms: sarcastic, barbed, caustic, acerbic, acrimonious.
Antonyms: sweet, kind, gentle, gracious, benign.
a pastry case often having no top crust, with a sweet or savoury filling
(of a flavour, food, etc) sour, acid, or astringent
cutting, sharp, or caustic: a tart remark
(informal) a promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute: often a term of abuse See also tart up
- Tart noir
noun a genre of novel featuring a tough sexy woman Word Origin a play on ‘film noir’
noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of tartaric acid. noun 1. any salt or ester of tartaric acid tartrate tar·trate (tär’trāt’) n. A salt or an ester of tartaric acid. tartrate (tär’trāt’) A salt or ester of tartaric acid, containing the group C4H4O6.
adjective, Chemistry. 1. formed into a tartrate; combined with tartaric acid. adjective 1. being in the form of a tartrate
noun 1. Yellow No. 5. noun 1. an azo dye that produces a yellow colour: widely used as a food additive (E102) in convenience foods, soft drinks, sweets, etc, and in drugs, and also to dye textiles