sugary

adjective sug·ary \ ˈshu̇-g(ə-)rē \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of sugary

1 a : exaggeratedly sweet : honeyed
  • his sugary deprecating voice
  • —D. H. Lawrence
b : cloyingly sweet : sentimental
2 : containing, resembling, or tasting of sugar

Examples of sugary in a Sentence

  1. writes sugary lyrics for singers of country music

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First Known Use of sugary

1591

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SUGARY Defined for English Language Learners

sugary

Definition of sugary for English Language Learners

  • : tasting like sugar or containing a lot of sugar

  • : showing or expressing a pleasant emotion in a way that seems excessive and false : too sweet


SUGARY Defined for Kids

sugary

adjective sug·ary \ ˈshu̇-gə-rē , ˈshu̇-grē \

Definition of sugary for Students

1 : containing a lot of sugar
  • sugary breakfast cereals
2 : too sweetly sentimental
  • a sugary song


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