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Definitions of sweet

  1. ( British) dessert
  2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; " an angelic smile"; " a cherubic face"; " looking so seraphic when he slept"; " a sweet disposition"
  3. a food rich in sugar
  4. a dish served as the last course of a meal
  5. pleasing to the ear; " the dulcet tones of the cello"
  6. pleasing to the mind or feeling; " sweet revenge"
  7. English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics ( 1845- 1912)
  8. having a natural fragrance; " odoriferous spices"; " the odorous air of the orchard"; " the perfumed air of June"; " scented flowers"
  9. with sweetening added
  10. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  11. not having undergone fermentation; " sweet cider"
  12. the property of containing sugar
  13. in an affectionate or loving manner; " Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; (` sweet' is a poetic or informal variant for ` sweetly' as in" how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; " talking sweet to each other")
  14. not having a salty taste; " sweet water"
  15. one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey
  16. pleasing to the senses; " the sweet song of the lark"; " the sweet face of a child"
  17. ( used of wines) having a sweet taste
  18. having a pleasant taste ( as of sugar)
  19. not soured or preserved; " sweet milk"
  20. 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"
  21. Sweetness.
  22. Sweetly.
  23. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
  24. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
  25. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer.
  26. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
  27. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.
  28. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: ( a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. ( b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
  29. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
  30. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  31. Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
  32. Home- made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
  33. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume.
  34. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life.
  35. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment.
  36. To sweeten.
  37. Pleasing to the senses; tasting like sugar; not stale or sour; as, sweet butter or milk; fresh; not salt; as, sweet water; fragrant; as, sweet honeysuckle; pleasing in sound; soft; as, a sweet voice; fair; lovely; gentle; as, a sweet manner; containing sugar.
  38. Quality of being sweet; something sweet; one dearly loved; darling.
  39. Having a taste like that of sugar.
  40. Pleasing to the taste or senses: tasting like sugar: fragrant: melodious: beautiful: fresh, as opp. to salt or to sour: not stale, sour, or putrid: mild: obliging.
  41. A sweet substance: a term of endearment:- pl. sweetmeats.
  42. A sweet substance.
  43. Pleasant to the taste; tasting like sugar; agreeable to any sense; not sour or putrid; not salt; mild; amiable.
  44. Agreeable to the taste; tasting like sugar.
  45. Harmonious; lovely; restful.
  46. Agreeable or delightful.
  47. Gentle; kind; amiable.
  48. Something sweet; a sweetmeat.
  49. Agreeable or grateful to the taste; pleasing to the smell, the ear, or the eye; fragrant; melodious; beautiful; fresh; not salt: not sour; not stale; not putrid; mild; soft; gentle; kind; obliging.
  50. Home- made wines, metheglin, & c.; molasses, or other sweet vegetable substances.
  51. A substance sweet to the taste or smell; a word of endearment; something pleasing or grateful to the mind.
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Usage examples for sweet

  1. I wouldn't be sure he's not sweet on the two o' them. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  2. " No, indeed, papa; it is always new, and I do love it so; it is so very sweet – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  3. Then- " Only a second, sweet he said quietly, and let her go.... – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  4. And oh, the thought of revenge is sweet – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  5. We can smell things a long way off, and when you are older you will get to know the difference between the sweet roots, under the ground, and the man- smell, which means danger. – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  6. From the sweet voice, Arch had almost expected to see her. – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  7. O sweet little, you don't know how nice you looked. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  8. I do not like things sweet – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  9. It's sweet of both of you. – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  10. You are far too sweet – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. The world felt very sweet – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  12. But I only said, " How sweet of you!" – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  13. I had, just before you entered, a sweet dream. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  14. A pinch each of powdered mace and sweet herbs. – New Vegetarian Dishes by Mrs. Bowdich
  15. How people can bear strong, sweet flowers around their dead I can never understand. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  16. I will not be here to see how sweet thou dost look in it. – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  17. It's the way to make you straight and true, my sweet Krool. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  18. You never saw anyone so sweet – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  19. When I think of my cousin- such a sweet good girl, and these her children- oh, it's horrible! – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. Very pretty and sweet – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
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