How Do You Spell TART?

Pronunciation: [tˈɑːt] (IPA)

The word "tart" is spelled with the letters t-a-r-t. In IPA phonetic transcription, this word is pronounced as /tɑːt/. The first sound /t/ is a voiceless alveolar stop, followed by the long vowel sound /ɑː/. The final sound is another voiceless alveolar stop, pronounced with the tongue touching the alveolar ridge behind the upper front teeth. Overall, the spelling of "tart" matches its pronunciation, with each letter representing a distinct sound in the word.

TART Meaning and Definition

  1. Tart is a noun that can have several distinct meanings. Firstly, it refers to a type of baked dish primarily made with pastry dough, typically consisting of a shallow open pie or a pastry case filled with sweet or savory ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, custards, cheeses, or meats. Sweet tarts often contain fruits like apples, berries, or lemons, while savory tarts can feature ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, or mushrooms.

    Secondly, as an adjective, tart describes a sharp or acidic taste, typically associated with certain fruits or flavors. For example, lemonade is often described as tart due to its tangy, sour taste. Similarly, certain fruits like cranberries or green apples are known for their tartness.

    In a more figurative sense, tart can also describe a person's personality or behavior. It can refer to someone who is sharp, cutting, or sarcastic in their words or actions. In this context, calling someone tart is synonymous with calling them snarky or caustic.

    Additionally, tart can be used informally as a slang term to refer to a sexually promiscuous or provocative woman, although this usage is considered derogatory and offensive.

    Overall, tart can refer to a type of baked dish, a sharp taste, someone's snarky behavior, or slang for a sexually promiscuous woman, depending on the context in which it is used.

  2. • Sour; acid; sharp; keen; severe, as a reply.
    • A pie, either for the hand or for the table, consisting of fruit, either raw or as a preserve, enclosed in pastry and baked.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of TART

The word "tart" originated from the Old English word "torte", which was derived from the Latin word "torta" meaning "a baked dish". This Latin word was a feminine past participle of "torrere", meaning "to roast" or "to bake". Over time, "torte" evolved into "tart" in Middle English, referring to a type of open-faced pie or pastry. The term later extended to denote a sweet or savory dish with a shallow pastry base and various fillings.

Idioms with the word TART

  • tart up The idiom "tart up" refers to the act of dressing or adorning something or someone in a flashy or provocative manner. It is often used to indicate excessive or exaggerated efforts to make someone or something more attractive or appealing in a showy or tasteless way.

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Plural form of TART is TARTS

Conjugate verb Tart


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