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bittersweet

bit·ter·sweet

bittersweet

 
pronunciation:
bI tr swit
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a climbing, woody vine found in North America, bearing orange fruit that splits open when ripe to expose red-coated seeds.
definition 2: a climbing vine found in Eurasia, bearing purple flowers and poisonous reddish orange berries.
definition 3: sweetness mixed with or followed by bitterness, or pleasure mingled with pain.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tasting sweet and bitter at the same time or successively.
definition 2: both pleasurable and painful.
a bittersweet romance
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