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sweetmeat Line breaks: sweet|meat
Pronunciation: /ˈswiːtmiːt/

Definition of sweetmeat in English:


An item of confectionery or sweet food: he hurried back to his room like a schoolboy who has stolen a sweetmeat
More example sentences
  • The fruits are eaten stewed, candied, in sweetmeats, and in a jelly.
  • Candy sweetmeats, sugar, ice cream, condiments, tea and coffee should also be avoided.
  • All that was lacking was our traditional sweetmeat, shortbread in a tartan tin.
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