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[sir-uh-pee, sur-] /ˈsɪr ə pi, ˈsɜr-/
having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet:
syrupy coffee.
sentimental or saccharine; mawkish:
a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.
Origin of syrupy
1700-10; syrup + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for syrupy
  • If you must get syrupy, choose ones with no preservatives or artificial flavors.
  • Be warned: the syrupy sludge at the bottom of each cup packs a kick.
  • Lactic acid-a colorless or slightly yellow, syrupy liquid-is naturally formed by the fermentation of lactose, or milk sugar.
  • The syrupy fruit on the bottom of some brands can add a lot of empty calories.
  • The texture may be soft and syrupy, or firm or dry texture depending on the cultivar.
  • Pure phosphoric acid is a syrupy tribasic acid that is used in a wide variety of applications.
  • Pure phosphoric acid is a syrupy tribasic acid that is used in disparate applications.
  • Ice remains within the frog's body and the cells remain filled with the syrupy glucose.
  • The body is rich and syrupy and the palate shows a powerful amount of aniseed.
  • Fruit affected with water core is heavier and harder than normal apples and the normal flavor is masked by a sweet syrupy flavor.
British Dictionary definitions for syrupy


(of a liquid) thick or sweet
cloyingly sentimental: a syrupy version of the Blue Danube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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