oversweet

adjective
over·​sweet | \ ˌō-vər-ˈswēt How to pronounce oversweet (audio) \

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

Other Words from oversweet

oversweetness \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈswēt-​nəs How to pronounce oversweetness (audio) \ 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, in the meaning defined above

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