semi·​sweet | \ ˌse-mē-ˈswēt How to pronounce semisweet (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semisweet

: slightly sweetened semisweet chocolate

Examples of semisweet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stem Ciders of Denver, offers ciders spanning a spectrum from dry to off-dry and semisweet. Ian Knauer, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 The finish is semisweet, but the bitterness comes back at the very end and lingers long after swallowing. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Although Germany still produces beautiful sweet and semisweet (halbtrocken) wines, much of the excitement and energy is focused on the new dry wines, and especially on a category called Grosses Gewächs. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, 26 Feb. 2021 Kenneth Templeton, a chef living in Dallas, boxed up a favorite creation — his version of kid-pleasing Kitchen Sink Cookies, which is chock full of semisweet and white chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, walnuts and pecans. Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2020 My top sellers are Tchoupitoulas made with blanc du bois and dry, and Old Carrollton is blanc du bois and is semisweet. Will Coviello,, 14 Dec. 2020 Studded with semisweet chocolate chips or packed with chunks of dark chocolate? Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2020 Medium is a semisweet cider that showcases intense flavors of red apple skins and flesh. Liquid Assets Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 23 Sep. 2020 Use a toothpick to dab on melted semisweet chocolate coating for the eyes and nose. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, 26 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of semisweet

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisweet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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