Definition of Treacly

1. Adjective. Overly sweet.

Exact synonyms: Cloying, Saccharine, Syrupy
Similar to: Sweet
Derivative terms: Saccharinity, Treacle, Treacle



Definition of Treacly

1. a. Like, or composed of, treacle.

Definition of Treacly

1. Adjective. (context: of a liquid) thick and sticky ¹

2. Adjective. consisting of treacle, or cloying sentimental speech ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Treacly

1. cloyingly sweet and sentimental [adj -CLIER, -CLIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treacly

treacher
treacheries
treacherous
treacherously
treacherousness
treachers
treachery
treacle paper
treacled
treacles
treaclier
treacliest
treacliness
treacling
treacly (current term)
tread
tread-softly
tread-wheel
tread down
tread lightly
tread on
tread water
treadboard
treadboards
treaded
treaded water
treader
treaders
treadeth

Literary usage of Treacly

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1. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1881)
"A very large quantity of the treacly matter poured out, about 10 oz. The finger was then passed into the cavity of the uterus, dilating the opening still ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"As thus prepared it haa the consistence of a thin treacly extract, and Is called boiled or prepared opium. In this state It is largely exported from China ..."

3. The Medical News (1881)
"About ten ounces of treacly matter esca]>ed ; several ounces of treacly fluid were afterwards expelled, and the same evening the dressings were soaked with ..."

4. A Handbook of the Practice of Forensic Medicine: Based Upon Personal Experience by Johann Ludwig Casper, George William Balfour (1861)
"The lateral ventricles contained treacly blood, and the cerebellum was also ... of dark, treacly blood. The thymus gland was still one inch and a-half long ..."

5. The Playbook of Metals: Including Personal Narratives of Visits to Coal by John Henry Pepper (1861)
"... thus gives his experience of two post-mortem examinations :—' In each case the black treacly fluid obtained by thus cutting the various portions of the ..."

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