semisweet also semi-sweet, 1943, from SEMI- (Cf. semi-) + SWEET (Cf. sweet).

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  • semisweet — [sem΄iswēt′] adj. only slightly sweetened …   English World dictionary

  • semisweet — /sem ee sweet , sem uy /, adj. somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening: a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate. [1950 55; SEMI + SWEET] * * * …   Universalium

  • semisweet — adjective Date: 1943 slightly sweetened < semisweet chocolate > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semisweet — sem|i|sweet [ˌsemiˈswi:t] adj AmE semisweet chocolate is only slightly sweet and has a darker colour than ↑milk chocolate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • semisweet — adjective Partially sweet or sweetened but having a distinct bitter component. Especially used to describe dark chocolate which is much less sugary than milk chocolate …   Wiktionary

  • semisweet — adj. somewhat sweet, moderately sweet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semisweet — semi·sweet …   English syllables

  • semisweet — sem•i•sweet [[t]ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. somewhat sweet • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • semisweet — /ˌsɛmiˈswit/ (say .semee sweet) adjective somewhat sweet …   Australian English dictionary

  • semisweet — adjective having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness • Syn: ↑bittersweet • Similar to: ↑tasty …   Useful english dictionary

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