Definition of saccharine
1a : of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar saccharine tasteb : yielding or containing sugar saccharine vegetables
2 : overly or sickishly sweet saccharine flavor
3 : ingratiatingly or affectedly agreeable or friendly
4 : overly sentimental : mawkish a saccharine love story
saccharinityplay \ˌsa-kə-ˈri-nə-tē\ noun
Examples of saccharine in a Sentence
the movie was funny, but it had a saccharine ending in which everyone lives happily ever after
Recent Examples of saccharine from the Web
That same red carpet found Rihanna putting a saccharine spin on bad gal beauty, her palette of pinks elevated by a sweet and slight bit of black that took her look from simple sugar to sugar and spice with minimal effort.
The drama is often contrived; the understanding of how magazines work is misinformed even for a TV show; the tone is saccharine enough to give even the most patient viewers cavities.
Gone, as well, is the Blue Note, a Loop jazz club that weaned me off the saccharine pap of Tin Pan Alley tunes.
In the current summer reality-TV landscape, shows such as America’s Got Talent and the new World of Dance are sincere and sweet, even saccharine.
Bartenders mix the whisky with a simple syrup made from kokuto sugar, a Japanese brown sugar that's a little less saccharine than standard white crystals, with hints of molasses that add a lovely finish.
Others tap dance, recite poetry, or sing music selections — adapted love songs — that blur the line between saccharine and sweet.
The cinnamon sugar crunch crepe ($7) was a saccharine concoction with cinnamon sugar and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal tucked inside.
The soundtrack to the film Days of Wine and Roses, featuring the saccharine title song by Andy Williams.
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Origin and Etymology of saccharine
First Known Use: circa 1674See Words from the same year
SACCHARINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saccharine for English Language Learners
: too sweet or sentimental : sweet or sentimental in a way that does not seem sincere or genuine
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