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Etymology

Via Middle English swete, sweete from Old English swēte.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sweet (comparative er, superlative est)

Positive
sweet

Comparative
er

Superlative
est

  1. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. Having a taste of sugar.
  3. Containing a sweetening ingredient.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Retaining a portion of sugar.
  5. Not having a salty taste.
    sweet butter
    sweet water
  6. Having a pleasant smell.
    a sweet scent
  7. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
    sweet milk
  8. Having a pleasant sound.
    a sweet tune
    a sweet voice
  9. Having a pleasing disposition.
    a sweet child
  10. Having a helpful disposition.
    It was sweet of him to help out.
  11. Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
    sweet soil
    sweet crude oil
  12. (colloquial) very good

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Adverb

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. In a sweet manner.

Usage notes

Also used as a positive response to good news or information.

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Noun

Singular
sweet

Plural
s

sweet (s)
  1. (uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. (countable) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content. (UK)
  3. (countable) A food eaten for dessert. (UK)
    Can we see the sweet menu, please?
  4. sweetheart

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