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semisweet (adj.)

also semi-sweet, "partially sweetened; somewhat sweet," 1943, from semi- + sweet (adj.).

updated on April 28, 2022

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Definitions of semisweet from WordNet

semisweet (adj.)
having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness;
Synonyms: bittersweet
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