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 Use a toothpick to dab on melted semisweet chocolate coating for the eyes and nose. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "Kawaii Sweet World’s Zoo Animal Banana Pops," 26 July 2019 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,, "Where better to enjoy a local craft cider than the Cape?," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of semisweet

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisweet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of semisweet

US : slightly sweet

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