Synonyms of tang
1 scentDictionary • She could smell the salty tang of the sea.
scent • She could smell the scent of her mother's lacquer.
smell • the smell of freshly baked bread
odour • the faint odour of whisky on his breath
perfume • the perfume of roses
fragrance • a shrubby plant with a strong fragrance
aroma • the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread
reek • He smelt the reek of whisky.
2 tasteDictionary • Some liked its strong, fruity tang.
taste • Nettles have a surprisingly sweet taste.
bite • I'd have preferred a bit more bite and not so much sugar.
flavour • The cheese has a strong flavour.
edge • Featuring new bands gives the show an edge.
savour • The rich savour of the beans give this dish its character.
zest • Lemon oil adds zest to your cuppa.
piquancy • a little mustard to add piquancy
3 traceDictionary • His criticism seemed to have acquired a tang of friendliness.
trace • Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
touch • She thought she might have a touch of flu.
tinge • Could there have been a slight tinge of envy in her voice?
suggestion • that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
hint • I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
whiff • Not a whiff of scandal has ever tainted his private life.
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aromaAn aroma is a strong, pleasant smell.
• the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread
• I'd have preferred a bit more bite and not so much sugar.
edgeIf you say that someone or something has an edge, you mean that they have a powerful quality.
• Featuring new bands gives the show an edge.
Thesaurus for tang from the Collins English Thesaurus