[ US /ˈswit/ ]
[ UK /swˈiːt/ ]
  1. with sweetening added
  2. not containing or composed of salt water
    fresh water
  3. not soured or preserved
    sweet milk
  4. pleasing to the senses
    the sweet song of the lark
    the sweet face of a child
  5. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    looking so seraphic when he slept
    a cherubic face
    an angelic smile
    a sweet disposition
  6. pleasing to the ear
    the dulcet tones of the cello
  7. (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
    sweet dessert wines
  8. having a natural fragrance
    the perfumed air of June
    the odorous air of the orchard
    odoriferous spices
    scented flowers
  9. pleasing to the mind or feeling
    sweet revenge
  10. having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  1. a food rich in sugar
  2. a dish served as the last course of a meal
  3. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  4. the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
  1. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
    Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly
    talking sweet to each other
    how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank
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How To Use sweet In A Sentence

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  • Basically, it is a fish stew mixed with squash, sweet potatoes, okra, tamarind, and different kinds of peppers.
  • He also has a deft touch with desserts: The baklava and kadayif are subtle, less sweet and honey-drenched than most.
  • But he railed against subsidies for ethanol producers and other provisions of the bill that he called unneeded, unnecessary, unwanted sweeteners ' ' to win votes for the package. Tax-Cut Bill Draws Wide Support in Senate
  • Excepting his quaint epithets which he affects to render literally from the Greek, a language above all others blest in the happy marriage of sweet words, and which in our language are mere printer's compound epithets -- such as quaffed divine Literary Remains, Volume 1
  • An early season bloomer, about 18-inches tall, its subtle fragrance has been described as elegant, sweet, and tartly fruity.
  • Like all the meals, the jerk comes with red peas (kidney beans) and rice, as well as plantains that are puffy, soft, and sweet like caramel.
  • The tuck shop has gone and sweets are not available on site. Times, Sunday Times
  • Rich, warm string tone, sweet, elegant winds, and mellow, sonorous brass are the hallmarks of the ‘Saxony sound’.
  • The sweet peas just now started blooming, that is so late, even though they were planted mid February. Wordless June Blooms « Fairegarden
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