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

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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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“Oversweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversweet. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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