- 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
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Examples from the Web for syrupy
And now here we are, some of us anyway, looking back with syrupy nostalgia to the Sam Goody days!Comedy Is His Calling: The Brilliance of Billy Crystal
April 18, 2014
Pour half of the syrupy liquid over the pandoro and apricot base.Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Easy Trifle
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
Wish my tongue was as soothin'-syrupy as that Mr. Badger's is.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
“You may come out now, my little ones,” she said in her most syrupy tones.The Italian Twins
Lucy Fitch Perkins
This may be known by the liquid becoming dense and syrupy in appearance.
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
It may be concentrated in vacuo over a surface of oil of vitriol until it appears as a syrupy liquid of sp.
- (of a liquid) thick or sweet
- cloyingly sentimentala syrupy version of the Blue Danube
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