sour-sweet

1 of 2

adjective

: sweet and sour at the same time
sour-sweet molasses
especially : pleasant but with an acid overtone
a sour-sweet smile

sour-sweet

2 of 2

noun

"
: something that is sour-sweet

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

translation of Middle French aigre-doux

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“Sour-sweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sour-sweet. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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