sweetish

adjective

sweet·​ish ˈswē-tish How to pronounce sweetish (audio)
1
: somewhat sweet
2
: unpleasantly sweet
sweetishly adverb

Examples of sweetish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This version is brighter and airier — but the food is exceptional: al dente squid ink spaghetti with lobster chunks; mussels in a sweetish-stinging tomato broth that’s worth slurping with the shells; silky risottos brightened with butternut squash or juicy cherry tomatoes. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Feb. 2023 The hilltop town of San Daniele is renowned for a sweetish ham that's cured in both the Adriatic breeze and cool mountain air. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 18 Jan. 2023 The wood maturation gives it a sweetish flavor reminiscent of honey and homemade bread. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 14 Oct. 2022 Banana leaf grits, sweetish, creamy, elicited coos; papaya salad was bracing, crisp. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 Buffet style brunch that includes French toast casserole, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, salad, sweetish meatball, salad and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 2 June 2022 But my favorite jerk option was chicken wings — charred, moist, and zingy, with a dipping sauce that cut the fire of scotch bonnet with a sweetish rum-and-mango chutney. Rand Richards Cooper, Hartford Courant, 2 May 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 22 Jul. 2024.

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