sweet·​ish | \ ˈswē-tish How to pronounce sweetish (audio) \

Definition of sweetish

1 : somewhat sweet
2 : unpleasantly sweet

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Other Words from sweetish

sweetishly adverb

Examples of sweetish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aftertaste is slightly sweetish, perhaps thanks to the ripe fruit. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 Unfortunately, the sprouts were tough and undercooked, and the sweetish sauce seasoning the pork seemed to stick out instead of blending in. Coco Mccabe, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2019 Merely a dusting of parmigiano atop a sweetish splash of tomato sauce. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of sweetish

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sweetish was in 1580

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“Sweetish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetish. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweetish

: slightly or somewhat sweet in taste or smell


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