Definition of sickly-sweet in English:


Syllabification: sick·ly-sweet


1Excessively or unpleasantly sweet: sickly-sweet marshmallow
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  • We also ordered a side salad with a dressing which was almost sickly sweet.
  • I can't abide the sickly sweet flavour of parsnips.
  • I LOATHE the new-fangled, sickly sweet, vodka-based mixes with silly names that fill the fridges in trendy bars.
1.1Excessively sentimental or mawkish: a sickly-sweet teen road-trip movie
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  • They tell us how sickly sweet we are together.
  • Even during rather tense scenes, the music was sickly sweet, laid on thick with little subtlety.
  • I found this novel to contain more bittersweet than sickly sweet parts.

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