The degree to which something is piquant, stimulating or exciting. (noun)
Examples of word piquancy
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 Iâ€™d always order an extra bowl on the side.
Â¹ 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.