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or sirupy

[sir-uh-pee, sur-] /ˈsɪr ə pi, ˈsɜr-/
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
First recorded in 1700-10; syrup + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Soon the blood takes a syrupy consistence, and, with a 2-4 per cent.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Wish my tongue was as soothin'-syrupy as that Mr. Badger's is.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Below, I discovered a mass of syrupy matter, slightly yellow, like pus that has recently issued from a wound.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • “You may come out now, my little ones,” she said in her most syrupy tones.

    The Italian Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • It may be concentrated in vacuo over a surface of oil of vitriol until it appears as a syrupy liquid of sp.

  • This may be known by the liquid becoming dense and syrupy in appearance.

  • Mrs. Burke enjoyed hugely the disgust and the grimaces with which Green swallowed the syrupy mixture.

    Hepsey Burke Frank Noyes Westcott
  • He was drinking a cup of thick, syrupy coffee, and soaking a rusk in it.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for syrupy


(of a liquid) thick or sweet
cloyingly sentimental: a syrupy version of the Blue Danube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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