treacly


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trea·cly

 (trē′klē)
adj.
Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treacly - overly sweettreacly - overly sweet        
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
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Translations

treacly

[ˈtriːklɪ] ADJ (= like treacle) → parecido a melaza; (= covered in treacle) → cubierto de melaza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

treacly

adj (+er) (lit)sirupartig; (fig) voicehonig- or zuckersüß; song, sentimentschmalzig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

treacly

[ˈtriːklɪ] adj (substance) → sciropposo/a (fig) (voice) → melato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
There's plenty to like here - some good performances and strong humour - but it comes with an ending that isn't just treacly but deeply improbable.
Bell's weird polyglot tuner has enough decent ditties and treacly entertainment value to pass reasonable muster at its subsequent summer engagements in Kansas City, Dallas and Atlanta.
Children will love the gadgets but this is a rather treacly comic-strip fantasy adventure which almost begs to be a cartoon.
Birds seeking shelter on the shore near the centre of the storm were covered in a treacly mixture of oil and seaweed - the first evidence of what one Russian official called an "environmental disaster".
Jacqueline Cambas' editing is notably stiff, and Joseph Vitarelli's score just plain treacly.
GWYNETH Paltrow is such a class act that she gives this rather treacly melodrama much more credit than it deserves.
Sweet, sentimental and sickly, The Holiday will have you gagging on its treacly plot.
That was evident in the contrast between Eric Clapton's tried, true and totally treacly rendition of "Wonderful Tonight" and the burnished power Slowhand and Jean wrung from the new "Is This Romance?"
ROBIN WILLIAMS has had a humour bypass as he plays a robot longing to be human to woo Portia (Embeth Davidtz) in a very treacly futuristic comedy drama.
The treacly version of interMission, Richard Curtis's tales of London romance add up to good escapist stuff.
A deaf mother joins a sign-language theater troupe to make her young daughter better understand her predicament in "I Love You," a message movie that isn't quite as right-on and treacly as it sounds but which, outside Japan, will be limited to special events and screenings for the hearing-impaired.
Don't expect big laughs - but there are some gently comic sidewipes by Murphy and Co in a sometimes too treacly piece which also stirs in romance, corporate backstabbing and media manipulation.