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 (sĕm′ē-swēt′, sĕm′ī-)
Having a small amount of sweetening: semisweet chocolate.
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(Cookery) having a moderate but not large degree of sweetness; between sweet and bitter, savoury, dry, or sour
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(ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

somewhat sweet.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semisweet - having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetnesssemisweet - having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
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