contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle.
molasses, especially that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining.
Also called golden syrup. a mild mixture of molasses, corn syrup, etc., used in cooking or as a table syrup.
Pharmacology, Obsolete. any of various medicinal compounds, formerly used as antidotes for poison.
- trea·cly [tree-klee], /ˈtri kli/, adjective
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How to use treacle in a sentence
Dessert is a slice of melt-in-your-mouth treacle tart with a dollop of perfectly tart clotted cream.
It dripped down from my head to my toes in slow motion, as if treacle had been poured over me.
His treacle paintings simultaneously evoke heaven, Candy Land—that beloved childhood board game—and a Katy Perry video.
The King slabbed it on with the enjoyment of a child messing with treacle.The Napoleon of Notting Hill | Gilbert K. Chesterton
When the pork and the meal and the treacle were bestowed in the basket, it was so heavy she could not manage to carry it.The Carpenter's Daughter | Anna Bartlett Warner
So treacle hath this effect, and many such like, which are hot and dry when taken after connexion.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
Through the porous substance of these stalks the molasses or treacle slowly drained off.Out on the Pampas | G. A. Henty
The recipe was brimstone and treacle, but the brimstone predominated, and was the more operative ingredient.Flowers of Freethought | George W. Foote
British Dictionary definitions for treacle
Also called: black treacle British a dark viscous syrup obtained during the refining of sugar
British another name for golden syrup
anything sweet and cloying
obsolete any of various preparations used as an antidote to poisoning
- treacly, adjective
- treacliness, noun
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