Definition of syrupy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪrəpi/
(US also sirupy)


1Having the consistency or sweetness of syrup: syrupy puddings
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  • Prepare the glaze: put the confectioner's sugar in a small bowl, and pour in some lemon juice, a little at a time, whisking until the glaze gets to the right consistency, thick and syrupy.
  • The sauce should be reduced to a thick syrupy consistency.
  • Bring to the boil and reduce it to a thin syrupy sauce consistency.
oversweet, sweet, sickly sweet, sugary, treacly, honeyed, saccharine;
thick, sticky, slimy, gluey, viscid, glutinous
informal gooey
1.1Excessively sentimental: a particularly syrupy moment from a corny film
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  • The essay continues in the style of its conception and her sentimental and syrupy excess will have you cringing throughout.
  • Valentine's Day is no longer only about syrupy sentimentality.
  • If it sounds like syrupy sentiment, he's unapologetic.
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