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English definition of “sweet”

sweet

adjective (TASTE)    /swiːt/
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?Flavours and tastes
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