Definitions for sweetswit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sweetswit(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)having the taste or flavor of sugar, honey, or the like.

  2. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt.

    Category: Physiology

  3. not rancid or stale; fresh.

  4. not salt or salted:

    sweet butter.

  5. pleasing to the ear; making an agreeable sound.

  6. fragrant; perfumed.

  7. pleasing or agreeable; delightful.

  8. amiable; kind or gracious, as a person or action.

  9. dear; beloved.

  10. easily managed; done or effected without effort.

  11. (of wine) not dry; containing unfermented, natural sugar.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  12. (of a cocktail) made with sweet vermouth, as a manhattan or, sometimes, a martini.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  13. free from acidity or sourness, as soil.

  14. Chem. devoid of corrosive or acidic substances. (of fuel oil or gas) containing no sulfur compounds.

    Category: Chemistry

  15. performed with an emphasis on warm tone and clearly outlined melody:

    sweet jazz.

    Category: Music and Dance

  16. (adv.)in a sweet manner; sweetly.

  17. (n.)a sweet flavor, smell, or sound; sweetness.

  18. something that is sweet or causes or gives a sweet flavor, smell, or sound.

  19. sweets, very sweet foods, as pie, cake, or candy.

    Category: Informal

  20. Brit. a piece of candy; sweetmeat or bonbon. a sweet dish or dessert.

    Category: British

  21. a beloved person.

  22. (in direct address) darling; sweetheart.

Idioms for sweet:

  1. sweet on,Informal. infatuated with; in love with.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of sweet:

bef. 900; ME swet(e), OE swēte (adj.), c. OFris swēte, OS swōti, OHG swuozi, ON søtr; akin to Go sutis gentle, L suāvis pleasant, Gk hēdýs sweet



  1. Henry, 1845–1912, English philologist and linguist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sweet, Henry Sweet(noun)

    English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

  2. dessert, sweet, afters(noun)

    a dish served as the last course of a meal

  3. sweet, confection(noun)

    a food rich in sugar

  4. sweet, sweetness, sugariness(noun)

    the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

  5. sweetness, sweet(adj)

    the property of tasting as if it contains sugar

  6. sweet(adj)

    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

  7. angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet(adj)

    having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

    "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"

  8. dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the ear

    "the dulcet tones of the cello"

  9. sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the senses

    "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"

  10. gratifying, sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the mind or feeling

    "sweet revenge"

  11. odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling(adj)

    having a natural fragrance

    "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"

  12. sweet(adj)

    (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content

    "sweet dessert wines"

  13. fresh, sweet(adj)

    not containing or composed of salt water

    "fresh water"

  14. fresh, sweet, unfermented(adj)

    not soured or preserved

    "sweet milk"

  15. sugared, sweetened, sweet, sweet-flavored(adverb)

    with sweetening added

  16. sweetly, sweet(adverb)

    in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

    "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sweet(adjective)swit

    tasting like sugar

    The tea was very sweet.; a sweet fruity dessert

  2. sweetswit

    (of a sound or smell) pleasant

    sweet-smelling spring blossoms; Her voice was sweet and clear.

  3. sweetswit

    (of a person) kind

    Thank you! You're so sweet!

  4. sweetswit

    making you feel happy

    sweet success; Goodnight. Sweet dreams.

  5. sweetswit


  6. sweetswit

    to like sweet foods very much

    I've always had a sweet tooth.

  7. sweetswit

    sb's slow way of doing sth

    He'll get here in his own sweet time.

  8. sweet(noun)swit

    a piece of candy

  9. sweetswit



  1. sweet(Noun)

    The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

  2. sweet(Noun)

    A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.

  3. sweet(Noun)

    A food eaten for dessert.

    Can we see the sweet menu, please?

  4. sweet(Noun)


  5. sweet(Adverb)

    In a sweet manner.

  6. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

  7. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a taste of sugar.

  8. sweet(Adjective)

    Containing a sweetening ingredient.

  9. sweet(Adjective)

    Retaining a portion of sugar.

    Sweet wines are better dessert wines.

  10. sweet(Adjective)

    Not having a salty taste.

  11. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant smell.

    a sweet scent

  12. sweet(Adjective)

    Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.

    sweet milk

  13. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant sound.

  14. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasing disposition.

    a sweet child

  15. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a helpful disposition.

    It was sweet of him to help out.

  16. sweet(Adjective)

    Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.

  17. sweet(Adjective)

    Very good; pleasant; agreeable.

    The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.

  18. Origin: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweet

    having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges

  2. Sweet

    pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense

  3. Sweet

    pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer

  4. Sweet

    pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion

  5. Sweet

    fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water

  6. Sweet

    not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish

  7. Sweet

    plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners

  8. Sweet(noun)

    that which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural

  9. Sweet(noun)

    confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc

  10. Sweet(noun)

    home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc

  11. Sweet(noun)

    that which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume

  12. Sweet(noun)

    that which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life

  13. Sweet(noun)

    one who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment

  14. Sweet(adverb)


  15. Sweet(verb)

    to sweeten


  1. Sweet

    Sweet were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. Sweet were formed in 1967 and achieved their first hit "Funny Funny" in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser", "The Ballroom Blitz" and "Teenage Rampage". Their first self-written and produced single "Fox on the Run" also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular. Like Slade the band turned to more Hard Rock style in their later singles like 1974's Turn It Down, but from 1976, the success started to decline! The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2216

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Adjectives Frequency: #383

Anagrams of sweet

  1. weets

  2. weest

Translations for sweet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


tasting like sugar; not sour, salty or bitter

as sweet as honey; Children eat too many sweet foods.

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