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treaclyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtriː.kəl.i/ /-kli/ UK
  • 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 ​expressingfeelings of ​love in a ​false way: The ​film is ​spoilt by a ​slightly treacly ​sentimentality.
(Definition of treacly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “treacly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏的, 糖蜜似的,色泽深且黏的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏的, 糖蜜似的,色澤深且黏的…
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