1. [ adjective ] having a pleasant taste (as of sugar)
Related terms: sour cloying sweetish tasteful sugary
2. [ adjective ] having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
Synonyms: angelical cherubic seraphic angelic

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

Related terms: lovable
3. [ adjective ] (music) pleasing to the ear
Synonyms: honeyed mellifluous mellisonant dulcet

"the dulcet tones of the cello"

Related terms: melodious
4. [ adjective ] having a natural fragrance
Synonyms: scented sweet-smelling odorous sweet-scented perfumed odoriferous

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

Related terms: fragrant
5. [ adjective ] pleasing to the mind or feeling
Synonyms: gratifying

"sweet revenge"

Related terms: pleasing
6. [ adjective ] one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey
Related terms: tasteful
7. [ adjective ] pleasing to the senses

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

Related terms: pleasing
8. [ adverb ] in an affectionate or loving manner
Synonyms: sweetly

"Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly" (`sweet' is a poetic or informal variant for `sweetly' as in "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare "talking sweet to each other")

Related terms: poetry colloquialism angelic
9. [ adjective ] (used of wines) having a sweet taste
Related terms: dry sugary
10. [ noun ] (linguistics,phonetics) English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
Synonyms: henry_sweet
Related terms: phonetician
11. [ noun ] (food) a sweet served as the last course of a meal
Synonyms: dessert afters
Related terms: course flan syllabub compote prune_whip mousse zabaglione charlotte dumpling frozen_dessert pudding pudding blancmange junket trifle baked_Alaska peach_melba whip tiramisu ambrosia
12. [ adjective ] with sweetening added
Synonyms: sweetened sugared
Related terms: sugary
13. [ noun ] (psychology,food) the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
Synonyms: sweetness sugariness
Related terms: taste
14. [ adjective ] not having a salty taste
Synonyms: unsalty

"sweet water"

Related terms: fresh
15. [ adjective ] not having undergone fermentation
Synonyms: unfermented

"sweet cider"

Related terms: unsoured
16. [ adjective ] not soured or preserved
Synonyms: unfermented fresh

"sweet milk"

Related terms: unsoured
17. [ noun ] (food) a food rich in sugar
Synonyms: confectionery confection
Related terms: dainty chewing_gum hardbake candy maraschino nonpareil comfit candied_apple sweetmeat center confiture
18. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 932
19. [ noun ] (food) the property of containing sugar
Synonyms: sweetness
Related terms: taste_property sugariness saccharinity
Similar spelling:   sweetie