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Sweet appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Sweet sagacious Sally Sanders said she sure saw seven segregated seaplanes sailing swiftly southward Saturday.
  • Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
    Me me mo mi get me a mole,
    Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
    Fe me mo mi get me a mole,
    Mister kister feet so sweet,
    Mister kister where will I eat !?

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective sweet:

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Sweet is sometimes a misspelling of street or sweets.

The word sweet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sweet

What does sweet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sweets

  1. English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
  2. a dish served as the last course of a meal
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of sweet: afters / dessert
    • more generic word: course = part of a meal served at one time
    • more specific terms:
      • ambrosia = fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
      • baked Alaska = cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
      • blancmange = sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch
      • charlotte = a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
      • fruit compote / compote = dessert of stewed or baked fruit
      • dumpling = dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
      • flan = open pastry filled with fruit or custard
      • frozen dessert = any of various desserts prepared by freezing
      • junket = dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
      • mousse = a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream
      • pavlova = a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
      • peach melba = ice cream and peaches with a liqueur
      • whip = a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
      • pudding = any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
      • pudding / pud = the dessert course of a meal
      • sillabub / syllabub = sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor
      • tiramisu = an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
      • zabaglione / sabayon = light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled
      • mould / mold = a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
  3. a food rich in sugar
  4. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  5. the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of sweet: sweetness
    • more generic term: taste property = a property appreciated via the sense of taste
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun sweet


  1. [uncountable] The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. [countable, British] A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.
  3. [countable, British] A food eaten for dessert.
  4. See sweetheart.

Definition of the adjective sweet

What does sweet mean as an attribute of a noun?

Sweet is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: sweeter | sweetest

  1. having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
  3. pleasing to the ear
  4. pleasing to the senses
    • examples: the sweet song of the lark | the sweet face of a child
    • similar: pleasing
  5. pleasing to the mind or feeling
  6. having a natural fragrance
  7. (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
    • example: sweet dessert wines
    • antonym: dry
    • see also: sugary
  8. not containing or composed of salt water
  9. not soured or preserved
  10. with sweetening added

Alternative definition of the adjective sweet


  1. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. Having a taste of sugar.
  3. Containing a sweetening ingredient.
  4. [context: wine] Retaining a portion of sugar.
  5. Not having a salty taste.
  6. Having a pleasant smell.
  7. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
  8. Having a pleasant sound.
  9. Having a pleasing disposition.
  10. Having a helpful disposition.
  11. Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
  12. [informal] Very good; pleasant; agreeable.

Definition of the adverb sweet

What does sweet mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

Alternative definition of the adverb sweet


  1. In a sweet manner.


Sweet were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker.

  • also known as Brian Connolly's Sweet, Sweetshop, The Sweet
  • members:
  • genres: Pop music, Glam rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Heavy metal, Bubblegum pop, Rock music
  • albums: "The Sweet (feat. Brian Conolly)", "A Portrait of The Sweet", "Action", "Action: The Sweet Anthology", "Alexander Graham Bell / Spotlight", "Ballroom Hitz", "Ballroom Hitz: The Very Best of Sweet", "Biggest Hits", "The Legend Lives On, Volume 1", "Blockbuster Alternate Takes!: Collectors Gold", "Blockbuster!", "Blockbuster: The Best of Sweet", "Blockbusters", "Breakdown", "Castle Masters Collection: The Sweet", "Collections", "Cut Above the Rest", "Desolation Boulevard", "Experience", "Fever of Love / A Distinct Lack of Ancient", "First Recordings 1968 - 1971", "Fox on the Run", "Fox on the Run - Best", "Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be", "Gimme Dat Ding", "Give Us a Wink", "Gold: 20 Super Hits", "Greatest Hits", "Greatest Hits (Steel Box Collection)", "Greatest Hits Remixed", "Hard Centres: The Rock Years", "Hell Raiser", "Hellraisers", "Hit Singles A & B Sides", "HitStory", "Identity Crisis", "It's It's... The Sweet Mix", "Level Headed", "Live at the Marquee", "Live at the Rainbow 1973", "Live for Today", "Live in Denmark 1976", "Love Is Like Oxygen: The Single Collection 1978-1982", "Media Markt Collection: The Sweet", "Most Famous Hits: The Album", "Off the Record", "Platinum Rare", "Poppa Joe / Jeanie"
  • official website:


  1. Sweet a.k.a. Blanche Sweet: Sarah Blanche Sweet was an American silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry.
  2. Sweet a.k.a. John Lapus: Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus is a Filipino actor, host and comedian.
  3. Sweet a.k.a. Victoria Sweet is a pornographic actress.
  4. Sweet a.k.a. Chun Jung-hee was a South Korean professional player of the real-time strategy game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. He used to play for the Chinese professional gaming team Beijing eSport Team.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Sweet, Don Sweet, Ken Sweet, Kim Sweet, Sweet Lou, Sweet Tee, Too Sweet, Gary Sweet, Glen Sweet, Jack Sweet and many others.


  1. "Sweet"ef="?q=Sweet#people">Sweet was a compilation album released as Sweet's debut album in the USA, substituting for 1971's "Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be", which was not given a US release. The band's second album, "Sweet Fanny Adams" was also not given a US release, but tracks from this and the band's third album "Desolation Boulevard" were combined on the US version of that album to compensate for this.
  2. "Sweet" is the debut studio album by Chara, which was released on November 11, 1991. It debuted at #64 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 200 for two weeks. It eventually sold 11,000 copies, making it Chara's least sold album.
  3. "Sweet" is the fourth studio album released by American country music artist Ken Mellons. Released in 2004, it contains the song "Paint Me a Birmingham", which was also recorded by Tracy Lawrence and released as a single. Mellons's rendition was also released shortly before Lawrence's. "Smack Dab" was previously recorded by George Jones on his 1998 album It Don't Get Any Better Than This.
    • genre: Country
    • released on (11 years ago)
  4. "Sweet" is a composition.
  5. "Sweet" is a composition.
  6. "SWEET" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  7. "Sweet" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Sweet" is a musical single of Lamb.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  9. "Sweet" is a 1992 single by Chara.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  10. "Sweet" is a musical EP of Max Mohr.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Sweet" is a composition.
  12. "Sweet" is a musical single of I.Y.F.F.E.
    • released on
  13. "Sweet" is a musical single of Rose of Rose.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  14. "Sweet" a.k.a. "Sweet?" is a musical single of Sid.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  15. "Sweet" is a musical album of Shikao Suga.
    • released on (16 years ago)


"Sweet": Heather Byer's memoir of her journey into eight-ball pool.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: Non-fiction
  • subject: Pool
  • copyright: 2007
  • released in (9 years ago)


  1. "Sweet" a.k.a. "Ninaithale" is a 2007 Tamil movie starring Suchindra and Nargis Bagheri in the lead roles. This movie is the remake of the Telugu blockbuster movie Anand. It is Suchindra's first Tamil movie as hero. The film is directed by Viswas Sundar who is also the producer for the films Adhu and Chanakya.
  2. "Sweet" is a 2000 short film directed by James Pilkington starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt that is set in Camden, London.
  3. "Sweet" is a 2001 comedy, romance, short story film written and directed by Elyse Couvillion.


  1. Sweet a.k.a. Neesha is a fictional character from Pokémon: The First Movie.
  2. Sweet is the name of the Demon in the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More, With Feeling". He is portrayed by Hinton Battle.

There are other characters with in their name, like Max Sweet, Sam Sweet, Sweet Bee, Sweet Boy, Sweet Tee, Amber Sweet, Sweet Alice, Sweet Cakes, Sweet Tooth, Tommy Sweet, Roland Sweet, Sweet William, Pope Sweet Jesus, Sweet Ghost Girl, Sweet Gwendoline, Sweet Dreams Bear and Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet.


  1. Sweet is an unincorporated community in Gem County, Idaho, United States. It is located in open countryside approximately 16 miles northeast of Emmett, along a county highway 8 miles due north of its intersection with State Highway 52.
  2. SWEET is an Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Sweet Lips, Sweet Briar, Sweet Grass, Sweet House, Sweet Track, Sweet Water, Sweet Springs, Sweet Township, Home Sweet Home, home! sweet home!, Sweet Briar House, Home....Sweet Home, Sweet Grass County, Royal Sweet Diamond and Sweet Briar College.


Sweet, founded by Shannon Wentworth and Jen Rainen in April 2008, is a travel company, which sells eco-friendly vacation packages and tours to the lesbian community. Sweet's mission is to offer vacations that empower and motivate guests to achieve their personal, professional, and philanthropic goals. Sweet travelers or "Sweeties," have raised over $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations, planted 6,217 trees, removed 407 bags of trash from beaches, and revitalized five schools and parks. In furtherance of Sweet's efforts to help the environment, the company teamed up with to help reforest a large area along the Tensas River in Louisiana.

Phrases with Sweet

  1. Sweet Fa
  2. sweet bay
  3. sweet cup
  4. Sweet F a
  5. sweet gum
  6. sweet oil
  7. sweet pea
  8. Sweet Sop
  9. sweet balm
  10. sweet corn
  11. sweet fern
  12. sweet flag
  13. sweet gale
  14. Sweet Iris
  15. Sweet iron
  16. Sweet Leaf
  17. sweet lime
  18. Sweet Mary
  19. sweet roll
  20. Sweet Root

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sweet

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Google previewSweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture by Timothy G. Roufs, Kathleen Smyth Roufs

Rupjmaizes Kārtojums (Sweet Rye Trifle) Bangladesh Gajor Halua ( Bangladesh-Style Carrot Halva) Mishti Doi (Sweet Yoghurt) Belarus Apple Pie Paskha (Eastern Orthodox Molded Cheesecake) Belgium Cramique (Sweet Breakfast Bread) ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

" Sweet," Old Eng. gwit or sw4te; swHlke sweetly, svjiines sweetness. " Suit," Fr. suite. "Suite," Fr. suite; Lit. sfquor, s&ulus. Swede, tweed, a native of Sweden, a variety of turnip.

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

Sweet as a chaplain —Elizabeth Hardwick “Sweet” as a comparison dates way back, prob— ably beginning with Chaucer's “Sweet as the ...

Google previewRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1998)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton

SWEET. FLAG-. GROWING CONDITIONS • Plant hardiness zones 3- 10. . Rich, marshy soil. . Sun or shade. continued findings questioning its safety. Although it has long been a stock medicinal and culinary herb, such uses are now actively ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Sweet was aware of the disadvantages of age (the older we are the less grow our powers of ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

CUT your Sturgeon in Pieces, lard them, drudge them with Flour, fry them brown with Lard: Then put them into a Stew-pan with good Gravy, Mushrooms, Truffles, Veal Sweet-breads, sweet Herbs, and Slices ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Sweet Potatoes and Yams (Piòæálu) Energetics: Sweet/cold/sweet VP- K+ P+ excess Actions: Nutritive Indications: Convalescence, debility, reduces cancer risk (especially lungs), high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Work Author: Tennessee Williams Set in asmall town somewhere on the Gulf Coast, Sweet Bird of Youth looks at flawed and vulnerable characters victimized by bullies andby thepassage oftime. Chance Wayne, still attractive, though no ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sweet:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective sweet:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective sweet and its most common antonyms:

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Quotes about Sweet

Sweet Jamaica! !
Sweet love,
Sweet apple,
Sweet mango,
Sweet pineapple;
Walking along to express my views!
But, joy is to the one who needs peace always. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of S1W4E1E1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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