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[sir-uh-pee, sur-]
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  1. syrupy.


or sir·up·y

[sir-uh-pee, sur-]
  1. having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet: syrupy coffee.
  2. sentimental or saccharine; mawkish: a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.

Origin of syrupy

First recorded in 1700–10; syrup + -y1
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Examples from the Web for sirupy

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Rudyard Kipling

  • If medium-thin sirup is desired, boil it about four minutes or until it begins to be sirupy.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • 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.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

British Dictionary definitions for sirupy


  1. (of a liquid) thick or sweet
  2. cloyingly sentimentala syrupy version of the Blue Danube
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