sweetening

noun
sweet·​en·​ing | \ ˈswēt-niŋ How to pronounce sweetening (audio) , ˈswē-tᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of sweetening

: something that sweetens

Examples of sweetening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Carmella felt like the biggest heel in this match, although crowd sweetening may have played a role. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 21 June 2022 And sweetening is something Broadway, at its best, is uniquely suited to do. New York Times, 18 May 2022 Our choice today is glazed doughnut, because a little sweetening can be a good thing. Ed Silverman, STAT, 19 Apr. 2022 Ezrin: There was some resistance from the band to the idea of putting sweetening on anything. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 29 Nov. 2021 The company indicated that the change is more of a tweak than an overhaul, noting that the drink’s ingredient list (including the sweetening blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium) and nutritional values won’t change. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 The company indicated that the change is more of a tweak than an overhaul, noting that the drink’s ingredient list (including the sweetening blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium) and nutritional values won’t change. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 The company indicated that the change is more of a tweak than an overhaul, noting that the drink’s ingredient list (including the sweetening blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium) and nutritional values won’t change. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 The company indicated that the change is more of a tweak than an overhaul, noting that the drink’s ingredient list (including the sweetening blend of aspartame and acesulfame potassium) and nutritional values won’t change. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sweetening

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweetening was in 1819

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4 Jul 2022

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“Sweetening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetening. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for sweetening

sweetening

noun
sweet·​en·​ing | \ ˈswē-tᵊn-iŋ \

Kids Definition of sweetening

1 : the act or process of making sweet
2 : something that sweetens

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