When you sweeten something, you add sugar or other sweeteners to it to make it more pleasant to taste. You might sweeten a drink with sugar or syrup, or you might sweeten food with sugar or other sweeteners.

  • The drink was sweetened with sugar.

  • The cake was sweetened with sugar and flour.

Definition of sweetening


something added to foods to make them taste sweeter




an improvement that makes something more agreeable




the act of adding a sweetener to food

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Example Sentences for sweetening

  • 1

    It is sweetened with sugar.

  • 2

    Honey was added to sweeten a cake.

  • 3

    Honey is the only known sweetener in the Maya diet.

  • 4

    It was a sweetener, the dipeptide with phenylalanine.

  • 5

    Saccharin is an artificial sweetener.

  • 6

    A touch of frost will sweeten the berries.

  • 7

    The cook put in the sweetener in the bowl.

  • 8

    All Canadian presents sweeten the holidays.

  • 9

    Also it is used as a sweetener and in the preparation of desserts.

  • 10

    Tab was originally sweetened with cyclamates and saccharin.