Noun Acescency Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acescency

Pronunciation:

/əˈsɛs(ə)nsi/

Definition:
1.

noun

The quality or state of being acescent; sourness, acidity. In later use especially: the volatile acidity of wine.
    ((n.) The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness.)


    Origin:
    Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Lucas (1713–1771), politician and physician. From acescent: see -ency.

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