a sweet delicacy, prepared with sugar, honey, or the like, as preserves, candy, or, formerly, cakes or pastry.
Usually, sweetmeats. any sweet delicacy of the confectionery or candy kind, as candied fruit, sugar-covered nuts, sugarplums, bonbons, or balls or sticks of candy.
a sweetened delicacy, such as a preserve, sweet, or, formerly, a cake or pastry
noun 1. the syringa, Philadelphus coronarius.
noun 1. Walter (“Sweetness”) 1954–99, U.S. football player. 2. a male given name. adjective, sweeter, sweetest. 1. having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc. 2. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt. 3. not rancid or stale; fresh: This milk is still sweet. […]
noun 1. extreme or excessive pleasantness or amiability. 2. decorous charm combined with intelligence. sweetness and light noun 1. an apparently affable reasonableness sweetness and light definition A phrase popularized by the nineteenth-century English author Matthew Arnold; it had been used earlier by Jonathan Swift. According to Arnold, sweetness and light are two things that […]
- Sweet nothings
sweet mama sweet nothings Endearments, often whispered, between lovers. For example, They sat in a corner all evening, whispering sweet nothings. [ c. 1900 ]