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Definition 1: the property of tasting as if it contains sugar - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is a kind of ...) a property appreciated via the sense of taste

(... is a kind of sweet ) the excessive sweetness of saccharin

(... is a kind of sweet ) the sweetness of sugar

Definition 2: the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is a kind of ...) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

Definition 3: a food rich in sugar - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is a kind of ...) something considered choice to eat

(... is a kind of sweet ) cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur

(... is a kind of sweet ) candy containing a fruit or nut

(... is a kind of sweet ) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

(... is a kind of sweet ) an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)

(... is a kind of sweet ) a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

(... is a kind of sweet ) a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds

(... is a kind of sweet ) a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

(... is a kind of sweet ) a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)

(... is a kind of sweet ) preserved or candied fruit

(... is a kind of sweet ) candy and other sweets considered collectively

"the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks"

(... is a kind of sweet ) colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

Definition 4: a dish served as the last course of a meal - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is a kind of ...) part of a meal served at one time

"she prepared a three course meal"

(... is a kind of sweet ) a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream

(... is a kind of sweet ) ice cream and peaches with a liqueur

(... is a kind of sweet ) a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit

(... is a kind of sweet ) any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed

(... is a kind of sweet ) (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)

(... is a kind of sweet ) sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor

(... is a kind of sweet ) an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate

(... is a kind of sweet ) light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled

(... is a kind of sweet ) a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream

(... is a kind of sweet ) dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet

(... is a kind of sweet ) fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut

(... is a kind of sweet ) cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven

(... is a kind of sweet ) sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded

(... is a kind of sweet ) a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard

(... is a kind of sweet ) dessert of stewed or baked fruit

(... is a kind of sweet ) dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

(... is a kind of sweet ) open pastry filled with fruit or custard

(... is a kind of sweet ) any of various desserts prepared by freezing

(... is a kind of sweet ) a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold

"a lobster mold" "a gelatin dessert made in a mold"

Definition 5: English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is an instance of ...) a specialist in phonetics

Definition 6: not containing or composed of salt water - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fresh water

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sweet dessert wines

(means also ...) containing sugar

"he eats too much sugary food"

(means also ...) having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

Definition 8: having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar - [adjective denoting all]

(sweet is similar to ...) overly sweet

(sweet is similar to ...) somewhat sweet

(means also ...) containing sugar

"he eats too much sugary food"

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

"sweet dessert wines"

(means also ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

Definition 9: in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly
  • how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank
  • talking sweet to each other

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet belongs to category ...) literature in metrical form

(sweet is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 10: having a natural fragrance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • odoriferous spices
  • the odorous air of the orchard
  • the perfumed air of June
  • scented flowers

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) pleasant-smelling

Definition 11: having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an angelic smile
  • a cherubic face
  • looking so seraphic when he slept
  • a sweet disposition

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) having characteristics that attract love or affection

"a mischievous but lovable child"

Definition 12: pleasing to the ear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dulcet tones of the cello

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody

"the melodious song of a meadowlark"

Definition 13: with sweetening added - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) containing sugar

"he eats too much sugary food"

Definition 14: not soured or preserved - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sweet milk

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) not having turned bad

Definition 15: pleasing to the mind or feeling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sweet revenge

Synonyms for sweet in the sense of this definition

(sweet is similar to ...) giving pleasure and satisfaction

"a pleasing piece of news"

Definition 16: pleasing to the senses - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sweet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sweet song of the lark
  • the sweet face of a child

(sweet is similar to ...) giving pleasure and satisfaction

"a pleasing piece of news"

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