treacly Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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treaclyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtriː.kəl.i/ /-kli/

treacly adjective (STICKY)

dark and sticky, like treacle: He'd coated the shelves with a thick treacly varnish.

treacly adjective (FEELINGS)

disapproving too pleasant or kind, or expressing feelings of love in a false way: The film is spoilt by a slightly treacly sentimentality.
Translations of “treacly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏的, 糖蜜似的,色澤深且黏的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏的, 糖蜜似的,色泽深且黏的…
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