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Dictionary definition for: Sweet

1. (r) 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"

2. (a) having a pleasant taste (as of sugar)

3. (n) English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

4. (n) a dish served as the last course of a meal

5. (s) having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile" "a cherubic face" "looking so seraphic when he slept" "a sweet disposition"

6. (s) pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"

7. (n) a food rich in sugar

8. (s) one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey

9. (n) the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

10. (n) the property of containing sugar

11. (s) pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark" "the sweet face of a child"

12. (s) pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"

13. (s) having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices" "the odorous air of the orchard" "the perfumed air of June" "scented flowers"

14. (a) (used of wines) having a sweet taste

15. (s) not soured or preserved; "sweet milk"

16. (s) with sweetening added

17. (s) not having a salty taste; "sweet water"

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