- 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
How to use treacle in a sentence
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?
Screw those treacly holiday offerings aiming to melt your heart or lift your spirits.Sarah Palin Serves Up a Healthy Serving of Venom in Her Christmas Book|Michelle Cottle|November 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
It was improving and patronising and treacly, and full of information, partly about the lectures, but mostly about himself.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
The thick treacly liquid is thus drawn out into a thread of such fineness that a microscope is necessary to find it with.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
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
The glaze is treacly black, often applied unevenly and sometimes pitted with air bubbles.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins
The sugar in those days was the dark, treacly kind, that left a stain on the floor like blood; it came in casks.Early Days in North Queensland|Edward Palmer