trea·​cly | \ ˈtrē-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce treacly (audio) \
treaclier; treacliest

Definition of treacly

: resembling treacle (as in quality or appearance) treacly sentimentality

Examples of treacly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't believe the sweet, treacly greetings exchanged between Wind Gap residents for a second — these niceties mask the real dynamics at work., 5 July 2018 There's nary a believable moment, emotionally or otherwise, in No Postage Necessary, which also suffers from its overly treacly musical score composed by Closshey. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 July 2018 Stumble along to some treacly tune; lunge for safety. Leah Eskin,, 23 May 2018 But the long, treacly musical breaks between scenes dampened momentum. John Timpane,, 15 Feb. 2018 It was crammed with more eerie imagery than usual for Spielberg, but was built around the more treacly parent-child dynamic his works often explore. David Sims, The Atlantic, 10 Oct. 2017 Yes, Everything Is Better with Pork Belly There’s nothing better than the treacly flavor of sticky and slightly sweet ribs. Folgers®simply Gourmet™, Bon Appetit, 1 Sep. 2017 Ephron, argues Carlson, reinvigorated a dying genre, infusing the treacly tradition with wit, old-school sentimentality — and Meg Ryan. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2017 This region, which in the last quarter of the 20th century largely devoted itself to the mass production of fruity, treacly Beaujolais Nouveau, had been left moribund by a steep decline in demand. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of treacly

1733, in the meaning defined above

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“Treacly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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