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Sweet meaning

sweet - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. pleasing to the senses; " the sweet song of the lark"; " the sweet face of a child"
  2. 2. ( used of wines) having a sweet taste
  3. 3. having a pleasant taste ( as of sugar)
  4. 4. not soured or preserved; " sweet milk"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. Sweetly.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
  11. 11. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
  14. 14. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  15. 15. Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
  16. 16. Home- made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
  17. 17. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume.
  18. 18. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life.
  19. 19. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment.
  20. 20. To sweeten.
  21. 21. A sweet substance.
  22. 22. Pleasant to the taste; tasting like sugar; agreeable to any sense; not sour or putrid; not salt; mild; amiable.

sweet - examples of usage

  1. Then some one spoke up,- such a sweet voice. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The fine weather had quite gone now, and with it much of the sweet pleasure of Jim and Liza's love. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. Others in the place who remembered her said the same- that she was very pleasant and sweet. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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