use piquancy in a sentence.
The scale used to measure chile pepper piquancy is called the Scoville scale.
But what this sauce lacked in piquancy, it made up for it in creamy comfort and a taste so smooth I’d always order an extra bowl on the side.
¹ Scoville Heat Unit, a system of measurement for establishing the "piquancy" of a chili pepper.
My mother, a teacher for nearly twenty years, liked the picture but missed the "piquancy" of the novel.
It is true that the curly-leaved endive is at times to be obtained here, but it is extensively cultivated in England, as it is very crisp and tender, while it also possesses a piquancy which is greatly appreciated.