syrupy

or sir·up·y

[ sir-uh-pee, sur- ]
/ ˈsɪr ə pi, ˈsɜr- /

adjective

having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet: syrupy coffee.
sentimental or saccharine; mawkish: a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.

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Origin of syrupy

First recorded in 1700–10; syrup + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for syrupy

syrupy
/ (ˈsɪrəpɪ) /

adjective

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