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Definition 1: the property of being acidic - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is a kind of ...) a property appreciated via the sense of taste

(... is a kind of sour ) a sharp sour taste

(... is a kind of sour ) a sourness resembling that of vinegar

Definition 2: the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is a kind of ...) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

(... is a kind of sour ) the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth

Definition 3: a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar - [noun denoting food]

(sour is a kind of ...) a short mixed drink

(... is a kind of sour ) a sour made with whiskey

Definition 4: go sour or spoil - [verb of change]

Samples where sour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The milk has soured
  • The wine worked
  • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(sour has a similar meaning as ...) cause to undergo fermentation

"We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content" "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

Definition 5: make sour or more sour - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is a kind of ...) alter the flavor of

Definition 6: having a sharp biting taste - [adjective denoting all]

(sour is similar to ...) sour or bitter in taste

(sour is similar to ...) tasting or smelling like vinegar

(sour is similar to ...) being sour to the taste

(sour is similar to ...) tasting sour like a lemon

(sour is similar to ...) slightly sour to the taste

(means also ...) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

"a dry white burgundy" "a dry Bordeaux"

(means also ...) having turned bad

(means also ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

Definition 7: showing a brooding ill humor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • a sour temper
  • a sullen crowd

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is similar to ...) having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Definition 8: inaccurate in pitch - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a false (or sour) note
  • her singing was off key

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is similar to ...) not in harmony

Definition 9: smelling of fermentation or staleness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is similar to ...) having an unpleasant smell

Definition 10: in an unpalatable state - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sour milk

Synonyms for sour in the sense of this definition

(sour is similar to ...) having turned bad

Definition 11: one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(sour is similar to ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

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