any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc., water, and often a flavoring agent.
any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar: raspberry syrup.
Pharmacology. a concentrated sugar solution that contains medication or flavoring.
to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.
- syr·up·like, adjective
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How to use syrup in a sentence
They mixed carbonated water with syrups, and fused them together seamlessly in a frothy cold stream – all on demand.
Unfortunately, many snack bars rely on sweet syrups and coatings for optimal taste rather than optimal nutrition.
A behind-the-scenes team votes on all the cocktails here and makes them only with homemade, organic syrups.
SodaStream also sells syrups so you can add flavor to your soda.How SodaStream Took on the Super Bowl—and Lost, Then Won | Daniel Gross | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mixed drinks made with sugary syrups and juices are also disasters-in-waiting.
And we discovered under the sofa-seat that was built against the side, a great quantity of French syrups and soda waters.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Cooks are always inventing new dishes that tempt people and endanger their lives: Syrups Comedies, Jellies, that stop the bowels.Early English Meals and Manners | Various
I have found the Torula in a great variety of syrups which have spontaneously undergone fermentation.
Raumur wished to know how it was that very thick syrups, and even solid sugar, can be sucked up by the soft trunk of the fly.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
In the tribune itself the cries of the water-sellers were incessant as they offered filtered Nile water and fruit syrups for sale.The Bride of the Nile, Complete | Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for syrup
a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc
any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc
a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation
informal cloying sentimentality
British slang a wig
to bring to the consistency of syrup
to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
- Ancient name: sirup
- syrup-like, adjective
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