toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

acrid
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
harsh or caustic — physically as when smoke from burning rubber might irritate the throat; or metaphorically as when someone says something that is especially sarcastic
  • As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (64% in)

There are no more uses of "acrid" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®