sug·​ary | \ ˈshu̇-g(ə-)rē How to pronounce sugary (audio) \

Definition of sugary

1a : 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

writes sugary lyrics for singers of country music
Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, the donut franchise announced its full summer menu lineup with new, sugary-sweet drinks and the return of fan-favorite treats. Antonia Debianchi,, 22 June 2022 Sometimes, the first round was a little too sweet or a little too sugary or a frosting that was a little too much. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 Research has found that a high-glycemic index diet — one filled with those same sugary and processed foods, which cause blood sugar levels to spike — may be an acne trigger. Stacey Colino, Washington Post, 21 June 2022 The insect sucks the sap from plants and trees and secretes a sugary substance that can also weaken – and eventually kill – the plant or tree. Mike Snider And Scott Fallon, USA TODAY, 18 June 2022 Sno Dreamz Make all of your sugary snow dreams a reality at this New Orleans-style shaved ice shop, where imaginative snow cone flavors range from strawberry cheesecake to pralines and cream. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 17 June 2022 Natural currents coax a sugary sprinkle of small sand grains into the hole, while violent hurricanes pitch larger grains into the pit. J. Besl, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2022 Then head over to Candy Alley for some more sugary confections and little trinkets to take home. Christina Liao, Vogue, 10 June 2022 Try gently exfoliating with a wet washcloth or a sugary lip scrub, and then apply a thick layer of moisturizing balm right before bed. Nikki Campo, SELF, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sugary

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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28 Jun 2022

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“Sugary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for sugary


sug·​ary | \ ˈshu̇-gə-rē How to pronounce sugary (audio) , ˈshu̇-grē \

Kids Definition of sugary

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

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