Definition of syrupy in English:


(also sirupy)


  • 1Having the consistency or sweetness of syrup.

    ‘syrupy desserts’
    • ‘The sauce should be reduced to a thick syrupy consistency.’
    • ‘He took this in, gazing at the thick, syrupy surface of the inky waves below.’
    • ‘If the mixture foams excessively, separates, or becomes syrupy, do not apply.’
    • ‘I simmered fruit juices uncovered in a saucepan until they had a syrupy consistency.’
    • ‘A finger slid between his teeth and smeared something on the roof of his mouth, something thick and syrupy and bitter that melted and numbed his tongue and his raw throat when he had to swallow it.’
    • ‘And the sweet stuff has become sickly and syrupy.’
    • ‘Add the prunes and simmer at a slight bubble for 20 min, stirring occasionally, or until the prunes are soft and plump and the liquid reduces to a syrupy consistency.’
    • ‘The different components of this strange dish are bathed in thick, syrupy sauces, so when you put them on the hibachi, the air over the table fills with the sugary smell of burnt marshmallows.’
    • ‘Bring to the boil and reduce it to a thin syrupy sauce consistency.’
    • ‘Prepare the glaze: put the confectioner's sugar in a small bowl, and pour in some lemon juice, a little at a time, whisking until the glaze gets to the right consistency, thick and syrupy.’
    • ‘I'm a baby when it comes to Iced Tea: I like it syrupy and sweet.’
    • ‘Stop when you have a rich, concentrated beefy sauce that is lightly syrupy but not too sticky.’
    • ‘For the dressing, mix all the ingredients together and bring to the boil until it has a syrupy consistency.’
    • ‘And there was also some thick, syrupy liquid that made me turn a bluish color and start shivering like mad.’
    • ‘The result will be thick, syrupy and intensely flavorful.’
    • ‘When cooked, the mescal is a fibrous, sticky, syrupy substance with a flavor similar to molasses.’
    • ‘Just moments after he'd swallowed the syrupy liquid his coughing ceased.’
    • ‘This condition causes your blood sugar to become so high that your blood actually becomes thick and syrupy.’
    • ‘I've had a lot of anticlimactic hot chocolate drinks lately: they're all syrupy, sickly and goopy.’
    oversweet, sweet, sickly sweet, sugary, treacly, honeyed, saccharine
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    1. 1.1Excessively sentimental.
      ‘a particularly syrupy moment from a corny film’
      • ‘But its slices of summery California melody are so well-executed it's easy to forgive the disc's occasional swerves into syrupy sentiment.’
      • ‘Normally, if you see a bad review on a Christmas movie it's on some real syrupy, schmaltzy one.’
      • ‘What had felt so spirited and fresh back then feels disappointingly syrupy and cloying now.’
      • ‘He feeds his electronic pop with electric guitars, live drums and bass, punk influences and syrupy moments.’
      • ‘You'll find that tons of sentimental, syrupy hymns were written between 1850 and 1950.’
      • ‘Poignant and performed without syrupy emotion, this is a lovely surprise.’
      • ‘The syrupy sweet voice passed through his ears and went straight to his brain.’
      • ‘However, he is simply content to just play it out on his deceptively simple levels of broad comedy and syrupy sentiment.’
      • ‘The lyrics are unabashedly syrupy and therefore, cheesy.’
      • ‘The essay continues in the style of its conception and her sentimental and syrupy excess will have you cringing throughout.’
      • ‘This is truly a family film that inspires and entertains without being cutesy or syrupy.’
      • ‘The entire film is filled with moments that are supposed to invoke tears, complete with syrupy stringed accompaniment thanks to the musical score.’
      • ‘The tone is sweet without being syrupy; it's festive, unforced.’
      • ‘It's an often syrupy, overly sentimental movie that really wants you to like it.’
      • ‘This applies to the concert as a whole; I knew right away that this was far too syrupy and sentimental for my taste.’
      • ‘If it sounds like syrupy sentiment, he's unapologetic.’
      • ‘It was Zach, sounding all syrupy sweet and apologetic, like he always did after he screwed up.’
      • ‘It's a syrupy, drippy, cloyingly sweet story of a son's enduring love for his troubled father.’
      • ‘She'd inserted some syrupy sweet fake whining into her voice, which Ron always fell for, this time being no exception.’
      • ‘Valentine's Day is no longer only about syrupy sentimentality.’
      sentimental, over-sentimental, mawkish, cloying, sickly, sickly sweet, gushing, saccharine, maudlin, emotional, trite
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