- 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.
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Origin of treacle
OTHER WORDS FROM treacletrea·cly [tree-klee], /ˈtri kli/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for treacle
The writers of aphoristic treacle are no more innocent than the purveyors of sugary drinks.Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Archer’ aims for profundity but misses|Ron Charles|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
And we all remember good-but-overpraised songs like If I Had a Hammer and the treacly classic Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Here was this anti-war holiday demoted to treacly sentimentality.Mother’s Day 2013: Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong & Writers Thank Their Moms|Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong, Fay Weldon, Dalma Heyn, Joyce Maynard|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It avoids that treacly, touchy-feely ground on which Democrats so love to walk.Michael Tomasky: With Joe Biden’s Speech, The Democrats Finally Man Up|Michael Tomasky|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And, holding his reloaded Lee-Metford rifle high over his head, he plunged into the treacly sea and swam back towards the dragon.
"I haven't had any," she said, grasping the teapot and pouring a treacly liquid into a cup.Simon the Jester|William J. Locke
With a lot of trouble I got hold of a servant and made him bring us some of the treacly Turkish coffee.Greenmantle|John Buchan
And he set the sail, and Eliza steered as well as she could in her treacly state.
His eyes sought answer from the river and saw a rowboat rock at anchor on the treacly swells lazily its plastered board.Ulysses|James Joyce