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sweet

adjective uk   /swiːt/ us  

sweet adjective (TASTE)

A1 (especially of food or drink) having a taste similar to that of sugar; not bitter or salty: The pineapple was sweet and juicy. Do you want your pancakes sweet or savoury?Flavours and tastes

sweet adjective (PLEASANT)

If an emotion or event is sweet, it is very pleasant and satisfying: She was enjoying the sweet smell of success.Causing pleasure If a sound is sweet, it is pleasant and easy to like: She has a sweet singing voice.Describing qualities of sound A2 (especially of something or someone small) pleasant and attractive: They live in a sweet little house. What a sweet baby!AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant B1 kind and pleasant: I think Alex is really sweet. It was sweet of you to help me.Kind and thoughtfulGenerous and charitableCharity organizations

sweet

noun uk   /swiːt/ us  
A2 [C] UK (US candy) a small piece of sweet food, made of sugar: She bought a packet of sweets to suck on the journey.Sweets [C] US any food with a lot of sugar in itSweets [C or U] UK sweet food eaten at the end of a meal: There was only one sweet on the menu - chocolate cake with cream.Meals and parts of meals
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