sweetener Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “sweetener” in the English Dictionary

"sweetener" in British English

See all translations

sweetenernoun

uk   /ˈswiːt.nər/  us   /-nɚ/

sweetener noun (TASTE)

[C or U] an ​artificialsubstance that has a ​similartaste to ​sugar, or a ​smallpill made of this

sweetener noun (PERSUADE)

[C] something that you give to someone in ​order to ​persuade him or her to do something: The ​taxbillincludes sweeteners for both ​parties, so it ​lookslikely to ​pass. mainly UK [C] a ​present or ​money given to ​persuade someone to do something, ​especially in a way that is ​secret and often ​dishonest: a ​financial sweetener
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetener" in American English

See all translations

sweetenernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈswi·tən·ər/
an ​artificialsubstance that ​tastessweet: [C] Excessive use of any ​artificial sweetener is ​unwise.
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetener" in Business English

See all translations

sweetenernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈswiːtər/
something that is given to someone in ​order to make an ​offer or ​situation more attractive and acceptable: a $50m/cash, etc. sweetener The ​government is to ​offer a £50m sweetener to persuade ​workers at state-owned ​factories facing ​closure to take new ​jobs with ​privatecompanies. Flexible ​benefitspackages, ​includingextraholidayentitlement, have been ​offered to ​employees as a sweetener.
(Definition of sweetener from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sweetener?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More