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treacle

trea·cle

treacle

 
 
pronunciation:
tri kl
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: cloying, excessive, or contrived sentimentality.
I prefer humorous greeting cards, not these ones filled with treacle.
definition 2: (chiefly British) molasses, or a light-colored blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup.
She licked the sticky treacle off the spoon.
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derivation: treacly (adj.)