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Definition of "sweet-and-sour" []

  • Flavored with a sauce containing sugar and vinegar: sweet-and-sour pork. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sweet-and-sour" in a sentence
  • "Mountain House's freeze-dried dinners come in a variety of flavors and cuisines that taste surprisingly delicious (sweet-and-sour pork was my favorite)."
  • "The concentrated juice in this take on the Bellini—served at Los Angeles's Onyx Lounge—is balanced by a dry brut, resulting in a sweet-and-sour sipper."
  • "Somehow this sweet-and-sour combination works, and the band that included touring members J Stare (drums) and Scott Barber (bass) gave most of the eight songs performed from Love Notes/Letter Bombs a fulfilling vibrancy that matches the album's potent punch."