Thursday, May 02, 2013
saccharine adjective [SAK-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn] exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Definitions for saccharine
- exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
- of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
- containing or yielding sugar.
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Citations for saccharine
Nellie's saccharine Bryn Mawr voice tried to turn away the other voice that again said, "Your incredible Bryn Mawr, Nell."
There are lovely if saccharine ballads destined to be played at weddings in the year 2020...
Origin of saccharine
Saccharine comes from the Sanskrit word śarkarā meaning "sugar."