Definition of acerb in English:

acerb

Pronunciation /əˈsərb/

adjective

literary US
another term for acerbic
‘dry, acerb, literate satire’
another term for acerbic
  • ‘Above all, Delambre spices his presentation with acerb and delightful comments…’
  • ‘It has the subtle acerb taste with violets and wood berries perfumes.’

Origin

Early 17th century from Latin acerbus ‘sour-tasting’.

Pronunciation

acerb

/əˈsərb/