- having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet: syrupy coffee.
- sentimental or saccharine; mawkish: a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.
Origin of syrupy
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Examples from the Web for sirupy
Flavorings so prepared are in the form of a thick, sirupy substance rather than a liquid and are usually sold in a tube.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Any one without a cast-iron head would be "real chippy" next morning after one glass of that sirupy champagne.From Sea to Sea
If medium-thin sirup is desired, boil it about four minutes or until it begins to be sirupy.
You entered a quiet side passage—there they were, exchanging a kiss—one of the long-drawn, deep-siphoned, sirupy kind.Europe Revised
Irvin S. Cobb
The sugar and water should be boiled about four minutes, or until it begins to be sirupy.
- (of a liquid) thick or sweet
- cloyingly sentimentala syrupy version of the Blue Danube
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