semisweet

adjective
semi·​sweet | \ˌse-mē-ˈswēt, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semisweet 

: slightly sweetened semisweet chocolate

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Melt semisweet chocolate in medium microwave safe bowl in 22-second intervals until chocolate is completely melted. Abigail Wilt, ajc, "3 no-bake cookie recipes you'll love," 10 July 2018 Honey Baby is a golden, semisweet cider flavored with cranberry bog honey. Ellen Albanese, BostonGlobe.com, "Where better to enjoy a local craft cider than the Cape?," 6 June 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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semisweet

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of semisweet

: slightly sweet

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