sweet

Definitions

  • (adjective): Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin.
  • (adjective): Containing or derived from sugar.
  • (adjective): Retaining some natural sugar; not dry: a sweet wine.
  • (adjective): Pleasing to the senses; agreeable: the sweet song of the lark; a sweet face.
  • (adjective): Pleasing to the mind or feelings; gratifying: sweet revenge.
  • (adjective): Having a pleasing disposition; lovable: a sweet child.
  • (adjective): Kind; gracious: It was sweet of him to help out.
  • (adjective): Fragrant; perfumed: a sweet scent.
  • (adjective): Not saline or salted: sweet water; sweet butter.
  • (adjective): Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh: sweet milk.
  • (adjective): Free of acid or acidity: sweet soil.
  • (adjective): Low in sulfur content: sweet fuel oil.
  • (adjective): Music Of, relating to, or being a form of jazz characterized by adherence to a melodic line and to a time signature.
  • (adjective): Used as an intensive: took his own sweet time to finish; earns a sweet million per year.
  • (adverb): In a sweet manner; sweetly.
  • (noun): Sweet taste or quality; sweetness.
  • (noun): Something sweet to the taste.
  • (noun): Foods, such as candy, pastries, puddings, or preserves, that are high in sugar content.
  • (noun): Informal Sweet potatoes: candied sweets.
  • (noun): Chiefly British A sweet dish, such as pudding, served as dessert.
  • (noun): Chiefly British A sweetmeat or confection.
  • (noun): A dear or beloved person.
  • (noun): Something pleasing to the mind or feelings.
  • (idiom): sweet on Informal Enamored of; in love with.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
  • (noun): the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  • (noun): a food rich in sugar
  • (noun): a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • (noun): English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
  • (adjective): with sweetening added
  • (adjective): not soured or preserved; "sweet milk"
  • (adjective): not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water"
  • (adjective): (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines"
  • (adjective): having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
  • (adjective): pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"
  • (adjective): pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"
  • (adjective): pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"
  • (adjective): having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
  • (adjective): having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  • (adverb): in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other"

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Example Sentences

  • Rosa, Coretta…I hear you girls singing in the Choir today..sweet sweet music..continuing your work from up there..

  • With sweet almonds always use a small portion of bitter; without them, _sweet_ almonds have little or no taste, though they add to the richness of the cake.

  • I love the decorations, the cute costumes, and all of the sweet treats ... it was definitely a holiday invented for those with a * sweet* tooth (that's totally me!).

  • Dear Mother Bonnivel, is it wicked that I can't be sad and regretful, but that the freedom is so sweet -- _so sweet_? "

  • Opposite, another young lawyer, Eugene Fort, was saying preternaturally bright things to Tiny, who lifted her sweet orbs at intervals and remarked: "How _dreadfully_ clever you are, Mr. Fort; I am _so_ afraid of you!" or "How _sweet_ of you to think I am worth all those _real_ epigrams!

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