HyperDic: sweet

English > 16 senses of the word sweet / Sweet:
ADJECTIVEallsweethaving or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
allsweet, angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphichaving a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
allsweet, dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonantpleasing to the ear
allsweetpleasing to the senses
allsweet, gratifyingpleasing to the mind or feeling
allsweet, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smellinghaving a natural fragrance
allsweet(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
allsweet, freshnot containing or composed of salt water
allsweet, fresh, unfermentednot soured or preserved
allsweet, sugared, sweetened, sweet-flavoredwith sweetening added
NOUNperson Sweet, Henry SweetEnglish phonetician
foodsweet, dessert, aftersa dish served as the last course of a meal
foodsweet, confectiona food rich in sugar
cognitionsweet, sweetness, sugarinessthe taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
attributesweet, sweetnessthe property of tasting / tasting as if it contains sugar
ADVERBallsweet, sweetlyin an affectionate or loving manner ('sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of 'sweetly')
sweet / Sweet > pronunciation
Soundsswiy't
Rhymesaesthete ... worksheet: 76 rhymes with iyt...
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar.
Narrowercloying, saccharine, syrupy, treaclyoverly sweet
sweetishSomewhat sweet
See alsosugaryContaining sugar
sweet(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
tastypleasing to the sense of taste
OppositesourHaving a sharp biting taste / taste
Spanishdulce, rico, suave
Catalandolç
Nounssweetnessthe property of tasting / tasting as if it contains sugar
sweetnessthe taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub.
Example "a sweet disposition"
Synonymsangelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic
Broaderlovable, loveableHaving characteristics / characteristics that attract love or affection
Spanishangelical, angélico, cándido, inocente, querúbico, seráfico
Catalanangèlic, angelical, càndid, innocent, seràfic
Nounssweetnessthe quality of giving pleasure
Adverbssweetlyin an affectionate or loving manner ('sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of 'sweetly')
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 3
Meaningpleasing to the ear.
Synonymsdulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant
Broadermelodious, melodic, musicalContaining or constituting / constituting or characterized by pleasing melody / melody
Spanishagradable, dulce, melifluo, melodioso
Catalanagradable, dolç
Nounssweetnessthe quality of giving pleasure
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 4
Meaningpleasing to the senses.
Examples
  • "the sweet song of the lark"
  • "the sweet face of a child"
BroaderpleasingGiving pleasure and satisfaction
Spanishdulce
Catalandolç
Nounssweetnessthe quality of giving pleasure
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaningpleasing to the mind or feeling.
Example"sweet revenge"
Synonymgratifying
BroaderpleasingGiving pleasure and satisfaction
Spanishgratificante
Nounssweetnessthe quality of giving pleasure
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving a natural fragrance.
Synonymsodoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling
Broaderfragrantpleasant-smelling
Spanishodorífero, oloroso, perfumado
Nounssweetnessa pleasingly sweet olfactory property
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content.
Example"sweet dessert wines"
See alsosugaryContaining sugar
sweetHaving or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
Oppositedry(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
Spanishdulce
Catalandolç
Nounssweetnessthe property of tasting / tasting as if it contains sugar
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot containing or composed of salt water.
Synonymfresh
OppositesaltyContaining or filled with salt
Spanishfresco, simple
Catalanfresc, fresca
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 9
Meaningnot soured or preserved.
Example"sweet milk"
Synonymsfresh, unfermented
Broaderunsourednot having turned bad
English > sweet: 16 senses > adjective 10
MeaningWith sweetening added.
Synonymssugared, sweetened, sweet-flavored
BroadersugaryContaining sugar
Spanishazucarado, dulce, endulzado
Nounssweetnessthe property of tasting / tasting as if it contains sugar
English > Sweet: 16 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningEnglish phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912).
SynonymHenry Sweet
Instance ofphoneticianA specialist in phonetics
English > sweet: 16 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA dish served as the last course of a meal.
Synonymsdessert, afters
Narrowerambrosiafruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
baked Alaskacake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
blancmangesweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch
charlotteA mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
compote, fruit compotedessert of stewed or baked fruit
dumplingdessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
flanopen pastry filled with fruit or custard
frozen dessertAny of various desserts prepared by freezing
junketdessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
mold, mouldA dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
mousseA rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream
pavlovaA dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
peach melbaIce cream and peaches with a liqueur
puddingAny of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
pudding, pud(British) the dessert course of a meal ('pud' is used informally)
syllabub, sillabubsweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor
tiramisuAn Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
whipA dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
zabaglione, sabayonlight foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled
BroadercoursePart of a meal served at one time
Spanishdulce, postre, postres
Catalandolç, postres
English > sweet: 16 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningA food rich in sugar.
Synonymconfection
Narrowercandied apple, candy apple, taffy apple, caramel apple, toffee appleAn apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
candy, confectA rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
center, centreThe sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
chewing gum, gumA preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
comfitcandy containing a fruit or nut
confectionerycandy and other sweets considered collectively
confiturepreserved or candied fruit
hardbakeA British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
maraschino, maraschino cherrycherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
nonpareilcolored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
sweetmeatA sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
Broaderdainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatSomething considered choice to eat
Spanishconfección, dulce
Catalandolç, dolços
English > sweet: 16 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth.
Synonymssweetness, sugariness
Broadertaste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perceptionThe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
Spanishdulcedumbre, dulzor, dulzura, sabor dulce
Catalandolcesa, dolçor
English > sweet: 16 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe property of tasting / tasting as if it contains sugar.
Synonymsweetness
NarrowersaccharinityThe excessive sweetness of saccharin
sugarinessThe sweetness of sugar
Broadertaste propertyA property appreciated via the sense of taste
Spanishdulzura
Catalandolçor
English > sweet: 16 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn an affectionate or loving manner ('sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of 'sweetly').
Examples
  • "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"
  • "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare
  • "talking sweet to each other"
Synonymsweetly
Categorypoetry, poesy, verseliterature in metrical form
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishabemoladamente, angelicalmente, dulcemente, gustosamente, ricamente, sabrosamente
Catalandolçament

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