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adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /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
adverb  us   /ˈswit·li/
The birds sang sweetly.
sweetness
noun [U]  us   /ˈswit·nəs/
Melons have more sweetness in the summer.
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