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
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.
Without Lennon, McCartney’s concept would’ve sounded bloated and saccharine.
And then Three Rings, the developers behind the intensely saccharine Puzzle Pirates, goes ahead and throws hordes of undead in the mix with Corpse Craft.
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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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