Definition of "syrupy" [syrupy]

  • Resembling syrup in taste or consistency. (adjective)
  • Cloyingly sweet or sentimental. (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 "syrupy" in a sentence
  • "All women receive attention on Moroccan streets, but I doubt a Moroccan woman is told in syrupy slick English that she is “very niiiiiice,” or that he “likes your size.”"
  • "Hiestand: Few surprises from CBS in syrupy Sunday show."
  • "Sensibility, and the like, which recalled the syrupy sweetness and languid trickle of Laura Matilda's sentimentalities."