oversweet

adjective over·sweet \ ˌō-vər-ˈswēt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oversweet

:excessively sweet :cloying
  • an oversweet sauce
  • oversweet sentiment
  • The luscious innuendo of it, almost startling, lingered in the room, after the visitors had gone, like an oversweet fragrance.
  • —Henry James

oversweetness

play \ˌō-vər-ˈswēt-nəs\ noun
    • Samples tasted recently were superbly rich-flavored and winy, with a pleasing tannic tinge and a lingering aftertaste, but without cloying oversweetness.
    • —David Karp

First Known Use of oversweet

15th century


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