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

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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, "Dal Mare in Beverly Farms offers a classic night out," 7 Aug. 2019 Merely a dusting of parmigiano atop a sweetish splash of tomato sauce. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "How to eat like a local in the North End," 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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English Language Learners Definition of sweetish

: slightly or somewhat sweet in taste or smell

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