(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

Similar word(s): sugary, sweet, cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly, sweetish, tasty

2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

- a sweet disposition

Similar word(s): lovable, loveable, angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic

3. pleasing to the ear

Similar word(s): melodic, melodious, musical, dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant

4. pleasing to the senses

- the sweet song of the lark

- the sweet face of a child

Similar word(s): pleasing

5. pleasing to the mind or feeling

- sweet revenge

Similar word(s): pleasing, gratifying

6. having a natural fragrance

Similar word(s): fragrant, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented

7. (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content

- sweet dessert wines

Similar word(s): sugary, sweet

8. not containing or composed of salt water

Similar word(s): fresh

9. not soured or preserved

- sweet milk

Similar word(s): unsoured, fresh, unfermented

10. with sweetening added

Similar word(s): sugary, sugared, sweetened

Sentences with sweet as an adjective:

- a sweet apple

- Sweet wines are better dessert wines.

- sweet butter

- a sweet scent

- a sweet tune

- a sweet child

- It was sweet of him to help out.

- sweet soil

- sweet crude oil

- The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.

- The attraction was mutual and instant; they were sweet on one another from first sight.

- a sweet face; a sweet colour or complexion


1. 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

- talking sweet to each other

Similar word(s): sweetly


1. a dish served as the last course of a meal

Similar word(s): afters, dessert

Definition categories: food, course

2. a food rich in sugar

Similar word(s): confection

Definition categories: food, dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat

3. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

Similar word(s): sugariness, sweetness

Definition categories: thought, taste

4. the property of tasting as if it contains sugar

Similar word(s): sweetness

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with sweet as a noun:

- Can we see the sweet menu, please?

- the sweets of domestic life