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Meaning & Definition of Sweet in English

English

Sweet

/swit/

noun

1. English phonetician

  • One of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    synonym:
  • Sweet
  • ,
  • Henry Sweet

2. A dish served as the last course of a meal

    synonym:
  • dessert
  • ,
  • sweet
  • ,
  • afters

3. A food rich in sugar

    synonym:
  • sweet
  • ,
  • confection

4. The taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

    synonym:
  • sweet
  • ,
  • sweetness
  • ,
  • sugariness

5. The property of tasting as if it contains sugar

    synonym:
  • sweetness
  • ,
  • sweet

adjective

1. Having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

    synonym:
  • sweet

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"
    synonym:
  • angelic
  • ,
  • angelical
  • ,
  • cherubic
  • ,
  • seraphic
  • ,
  • sweet

3. Pleasing to the ear

  • "The dulcet tones of the cello"
    synonym:
  • dulcet
  • ,
  • honeyed
  • ,
  • mellifluous
  • ,
  • mellisonant
  • ,
  • sweet

4. Pleasing to the senses

  • "The sweet song of the lark"
  • "The sweet face of a child"
    synonym:
  • sweet

5. Pleasing to the mind or feeling

  • "Sweet revenge"
    synonym:
  • gratifying
  • ,
  • sweet

6. Having a natural fragrance

  • "Odoriferous spices"
  • "The odorous air of the orchard"
  • "The perfumed air of june"
  • "Scented flowers"
    synonym:
  • odoriferous
  • ,
  • odorous
  • ,
  • perfumed
  • ,
  • scented
  • ,
  • sweet
  • ,
  • sweet-scented
  • ,
  • sweet-smelling

7. (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content

  • "Sweet dessert wines"
    synonym:
  • sweet

8. Not containing or composed of salt water

  • "Fresh water"
    synonym:
  • fresh
  • ,
  • sweet

9. Not soured or preserved

  • "Sweet milk"
    synonym:
  • fresh
  • ,
  • sweet
  • ,
  • unfermented

10. With sweetening added

    synonym:
  • sugared
  • ,
  • sweetened
  • ,
  • sweet
  • ,
  • sweet-flavored

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • sweetly
  • ,
  • sweet

Examples of using

Even at a distance I could smell her sweet perfume, feel her tender warm touch, bathe in the ineffable light of those beautiful luring green eyes.
You're so sweet.
You're so sweet.