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semisweet

[sem-ee-sweet, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening:
a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; semi- + sweet
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Examples from the web for semisweet
  • Heating, boiling, or freezing is also used to concentrate juice for semisweet wines.
  • We invited chocolate amateurs and professionals to rate two dozen plain bittersweet and semisweet chocolates in a blind tasting.
  • Drizzle in three ounces of semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled, and add three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • What came up with the weight was rushlike and semisweet.
  • semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with a low sugar content.
Word Origin and History for semisweet
adj.

also semi-sweet, 1943, from semi- + sweet.

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