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sweetadjective

uk   us   /swiːt/

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?
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sweet adjective (PLEASANT)

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

sweetnoun

uk   us   /swiːt/
A2 [C] UK (US candy) a small piece of sweet food, made of sugar: She bought a packet of sweets to suck on the way. [C] US any food with a lot of sugar in it: No cake, thanks. I'm trying to avoid sweets. [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.
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