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English definition of “sweet”


adjective [-er/-est only]    /swit/
( esp . of food or drink ) having a taste similar to that of sugar or honey : The four basic tastes are sweet, salty , bitter , and sour . I like sweet cherries . The desserts were not overly sweet. If a smell or sound is sweet, it is pleasant and enjoyable : a sweet-smelling rose bush These singers are known for their sweet voices . Sweet can be used, esp . of something or someone small , to mean charming and attractive : What a sweet baby ! Sweet can also mean kind , generous , and likable : He was very sweet to her. sweetly    /ˈswit·li/ adverb The birds sang sweetly. sweetness    /ˈswit·nəs/ noun [U] Melons have more sweetness in the summer .
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