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sirupy

[sir-uh-pee, sur-] /ˈsɪr ə pi, ˈsɜr-/
adjective
1.

syrupy

or sirupy

[sir-uh-pee, sur-] /ˈsɪr ə pi, ˈsɜr-/
adjective
1.
having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet:
syrupy coffee.
2.
sentimental or saccharine; mawkish:
a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.
Origin of syrupy
1700-1710
1700-10; syrup + -y1
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  • If medium-thin sirup is desired, boil it about four minutes or until it begins to be sirupy.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • Any one without a cast-iron head would be "real chippy" next morning after one glass of that sirupy champagne.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • You entered a quiet side passage—there they were, exchanging a kiss—one of the long-drawn, deep-siphoned, sirupy kind.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • The sugar and water should be boiled about four minutes, or until it begins to be sirupy.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • Flavorings so prepared are in the form of a thick, sirupy substance rather than a liquid and are usually sold in a tube.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for sirupy

syrupy

/ˈsɪrəpɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a liquid) thick or sweet
2.
cloyingly sentimental: a syrupy version of the Blue Danube
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