Related formsbit·ter·sweet·ly, adverbbit·ter·sweet·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for bittersweet
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
This final episode of Extras is the perfect Christmastime escape for those who prefer the bittersweet to the saccharine.
Other countries understand the bittersweet better than we do.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the Marc show where the only song was Bittersweet Symphony.It's Who You Know: The Power Players of New York Fashion Week|Barbara Ragghianti|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On July 9, South Sudan will mark three years since independence, but any celebration will be bittersweet.Creating Consequences for South Sudan’s Political Elite|Justine Fleischner|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The head was buffy yellow, changing to bittersweet orange back of the eyes and on the gills.Edge of the Jungle|William Beebe
Mary had thought of turning back to break off another spray of the bittersweet but John's profanity was rising to heaven.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife|Ellen M. Firebaugh
Our native Celastrus, popularly known as Bittersweet, is a very desirable vine if it can be given something to twine itself about.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
Around the case he planted wild clematis, bittersweet, and wild-grapevines, and trained them over it until it was almost covered.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
Even in winter the wild garden was beautiful from the brilliant Bittersweet which hung from every tree.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle