a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
sour, sourness, tartness(noun)
the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
sourness, sour, acidity(adj)
the property of being acidic
smelling of fermentation or staleness
having a sharp biting taste
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
off, sour, turned(adj)
in an unpalatable state
false, off-key, sour(adj)
inaccurate in pitch
"a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(verb)
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"; "a sullen crowd"
sour, turn, ferment, work(verb)
go sour or spoil
"The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify(verb)
make sour or more sour
Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
To make or become sour.
Too much lemon juice will sour the recipe.
To become disenchanted.
We broke up after our relationship soured.
Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
Lemons have a sour taste.
Peevish or bad-tempered.
He gave me a sour look.
Unfortunate or unfavorable.
Origin: From sour, from sur, from sūraz, from sūr-. Cognate with zuur, sauer, sur, súr.
having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart
changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned
disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply
cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh
a sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect
to cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances
to make cold and unproductive, as soil
to make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable
to cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly
to macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes
to become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity
Origin: [AS. srian to sour, to become sour.]
A sour is a traditional family of mixed drinks; the word itself is often used as a post-positive adjective when in the name of a drink. Common examples of sours are the margarita and the sidecar. Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, egg white, and a sweetener.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sowr, adj. having a pungent, acid taste: turned, as milk: rancid: crabbed or peevish in temper: bitter: cold and wet, as soil.—v.t. to make sour or acid: to make cross, peevish, or discontented.—v.i. to become sour or acid: to become peevish or crabbed.—n. Sour′-crout (see Sauer-kraut).—adj. Sour′-eyed, morose-looking.—ns. Sour′-gourd, the cream-of-tartar tree; Sour′ing, vinegar: the crab-apple: the process in bleaching fabrics that follows the treatment with bleaching-powder, consisting in treatment of the fabric with hydrochloric or sulphuric acid, so as to wash out the lime.—adj. Sour′ish, somewhat sour.—adv. Sour′ly, in a sour manner: with acidity: with acrimony: discontentedly.—ns. Sour′ness, the state of being sour: acidity: peevishness: discontent; Sour′-sop, a tree of tropical America and its fruit, closely allied to the custard-apple: (prov.) an ill-natured person. [A.S. súr; Ger. sauer, Ice. súrr.]
A specific type of taste created and formulated by a food manufacturer or food processor to give a defined taste to a type of confectionery, drink or food.
Different types of confectionery, drinks and food have a sour taste to them, this is created by the manufacturer according to a specific formula.
The numerical value of sour in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of sour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am sure the grapes are sour.
Every sweet has its sour every evil its good.
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
What is yogurt? Sour milk, it's supposed to be sour. Except in America, where it is dessert.
You can feel something sour that transcends all kinds of church activities, it's not just during Masses.
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Translations for sour
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- àcid, agreCatalan, Valencian
- zahořklý, kyselý, zkyslý, zkysaný, mrzutýCzech
- кꙑсѣлъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- egr, surWelsh
- versäuern, Säure, sauer, angesäuert, gesäuert, sauer vergären, säuern, Whiskey Sauer, sauer vergoren, ranzigGerman
- ξινός, ξινισμένος, όξινοςGreek
- agrio, ácidoSpanish
- kirpeä, nyreä, hapan, hapantunut, särkyä, rikkoa, mennä pilalle, pilata, hapantaa, särkeä, härski, hapantua, hapannuttaa, härskiintynyt, nyrpeä, pilaantua, tehdä, taantuaFinnish
- aigre, surFrench
- goirt, gruamachScottish Gaelic
- ácido, acedoGalician
- asam, diasamiIndonesian
- 酸っぱい, すっぱいJapanese
- 시어진, 비뚤어지다, 시다, 신Korean
- skābs, skābēts, skābtLatvian
- ī, ngākau kawaMāori
- кисел, ски́снат, ки́сел, ки́селостMacedonian
- zjełczały, kwaśnyPolish
- kȉseo, ки̏сеоSerbo-Croatian
- ekşi, bayat, acımış, asık suratlı, asitliTurkish
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