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syrupy

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrəpi; ˈsɪ-; ˈsɪrəpi/

Translation of syrupy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [mixture/consistency] espeso como jarabe
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (cloying) [voice/smile/music] almibarado
    Example sentences
    • 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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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.