What does the word piquant mean?

Usage examples for piquant

  1. At the movement of his head she turned her own, and in the piquant face above the big white bow of the veil he saw real sympathy. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. He spoke her language with a piquant accent, unlike the pitiable English. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Nobody had a chance against him: he answered all your questions before you asked them; contradicted everybody with the intrepidity of a Rigby; annihilated your anecdotes by historiettes infinitely more piquant; and if anybody chanced to make a joke which he could not excel, declared immediately that it was a Joe Miller. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli