chiefly US, informal
: extremely sweet : too sweet
sticky-sweet caramel
a love song full of sticky-sweet sentiment

Examples of sticky-sweet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serve these sticky-sweet, citrusy rolls at your next ladies' brunch along with a traditional quiche and bowl of fruit—don't forget the mimosas. Anna Theoktisto, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 Brown sugar, honey, butter, and whipping cream: For a sticky-sweet filling that's beloved in the classic pecan pie. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Strawberry syrup and banana skin preserved in gesso offer bright, sticky-sweet contrast in some shadows. Jennifer Piejko, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Sitting in front of you is a gorgeously golden, crispy-yet-plush waffle, each pocket in its gridded surface glistening with syrup like tiny sticky-sweet tide pools. Alaina Chou, Bon Appétit, 15 Aug. 2023 Finish the baked bunnies with a sticky-sweet marmalade glaze. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Cinnamon rolls are a timeless breakfast treat, made with a yeast dough and sticky-sweet glaze. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 1 July 2023 The sticky-sweet glory of the Banana Foster Wallace is undeniable. Esra Erol, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2023 Blackberry jam, barbecue sauce, and a splash of lime juice create a deliciously tangy, sticky-sweet coating for tender ribs. Tina Martinez, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2023 See More

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“Sticky-sweet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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