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American English: /ˈsæpi/
British English: /ˈsapi/

Translation of sappy in Spanish:

adjective -pier, -piest

  • (American English) [colloquial] (silly)
    Example sentences
    • What was the deal with the bridge and the cars and the old sappy songs?
    • She realized that all of those sappy love songs filled with clichés were true.
    • Their affinity for Beach Boys-like sentiment is apparent in sappy lyrics and songs titles like My First Kiss.

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