Definition of sickly-sweet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiklēswēt/


1Excessively or unpleasantly sweet: sickly-sweet marshmallow
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  • Please don't bring any more of that sickly-sweet pink fizz, even if it is six bottles for a tenner.
  • The sickly-sweet smell made her head spin.
  • Children that age seem to think that vegetables were sent to torment them and the only nice foods are brightly-coloured, sickly-sweet or deep-fried.
1.1Excessively sentimental or mawkish: a sickly-sweet teen road-trip movie
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  • Depending on your viewpoint, this was either a ghastly, sickly-sweet, cheaply made sitcom of the worst kind, or a harmless slice of apple-pie America.
  • The tales mix magic with moments that are both funny and scary, steering clear of the sickly-sweet stories we have been fed for years.
  • I'm fine just churning out the same sickly-sweet, mass-produced pop albums year after year and collecting my fat paycheck.

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Syllabification: sick·ly-sweet

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