Sweet, Henry Sweet (noun)
English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
dessert, sweet, afters (noun)
a dish served as the last course of a meal
sweet, confection (noun)
a food rich in sugar
sweet, sweetness, sugariness (noun)
the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sweetness, sweet (adj)
the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet (adj)
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
"an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet (adj)
pleasing to the ear
"the dulcet tones of the cello"
pleasing to the senses
"the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"
gratifying, sweet (adj)
pleasing to the mind or feeling
odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling (adj)
having a natural fragrance
"odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
"sweet dessert wines"
fresh, sweet (adj)
not containing or composed of salt water
fresh, sweet, unfermented (adj)
not soured or preserved
sugared, sweetened, sweet, sweet-flavored (adverb)
with sweetening added
sweetly, sweet (adverb)
in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
"Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other"
The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.
A food eaten for dessert.
In a sweet manner.
Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
Having a taste of sugar.
Containing a sweetening ingredient.
Retaining a portion of sugar.
Not having a salty taste.
Having a pleasant smell.
Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
Having a pleasant sound.
Having a pleasing disposition.
Having a helpful disposition.
Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
Very good; pleasant; agreeable.
Sweet were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. Sweet were formed in 1967 and achieved their first hit "Funny Funny" in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser", "The Ballroom Blitz" and "Teenage Rampage". Their first self-written and produced single "Fox on the Run" also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular. Like Slade the band turned to more Hard Rock style in their later singles like 1974's Turn It Down, but from 1976, the success started to decline! The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.
Sweetness is a basic taste most commonly perceived when eating foods rich in sugars. Sweet tastes are generally regarded as pleasurable. In addition to sugars like sucrose, many other chemical compounds are sweet, including aldehydes, ketones, and sugar alcohols. Some are sweet at very low concentrations, allowing their use as non-caloric sugar substitutes. Such non-sugar sweeteners include saccharin and aspartame. Other compounds, such as miraculin, may alter perception of sweetness itself. The perceived intensity of sugars and high-potency sweeteners, such as Aspartame and Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, are heritable, with gene effect accounting for approximately 30% of the variation.The chemosensory basis for detecting sweetness, which varies between both individuals and species, has only begun to be understood since the late 20th century. One theoretical model of sweetness is the multipoint attachment theory, which involves multiple binding sites between a sweetness receptor and a sweet substance. Studies indicate that responsiveness to sugars and sweetness has very ancient evolutionary beginnings, being manifest as chemotaxis even in motile bacteria such as E. coli. Newborn human infants also demonstrate preferences for high sugar concentrations and prefer solutions that are sweeter than lactose, the sugar found in breast milk. Sweetness appears to have the highest taste recognition threshold, being detectable at around 1 part in 200 of sucrose in solution. By comparison, bitterness appears to have the lowest detection threshold, at about 1 part in 2 million for quinine in solution. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold and low bitterness detection threshold would have predisposed our primate ancestors to seek out sweet-tasting (and energy-dense) foods and avoid bitter-tasting foods. Even amongst leaf-eating primates, there is a tendency to prefer immature leaves, which tend to be higher in protein and lower in fibre and poisons than mature leaves. The 'sweet tooth' thus has an ancient heritage, and while food processing has changed consumption patterns, human physiology remains largely unchanged.