Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin. Containing or derived from sugar. Retaining some natural sugar; not dry: a sweet wine. Pleasing to the senses; agreeable: the sweet song of the lark; a sweet face. Pleasing to the mind or feelings; gratifying: sweet revenge. Having a pleasing disposition; lovable: a sweet child. Kind; gracious: It was sweet of him to help out. Fragrant; perfumed: a sweet scent. Not saline or salted: sweet water; sweet butter. Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh: sweet milk. Free of acid or acidity: sweet soil. Low in sulfur content: sweet fuel oil. Music Of, relating to, or being a form of jazz characterized by adherence to a melodic line and to a time signature. Used as an intensive: took his own sweet time to finish; earns a sweet million per year. In a sweet manner; sweetly. Sweet taste or quality; sweetness. Something sweet to the taste. Foods, such as candy, pastries, puddings, or preserves, that are high in sugar content. Informal Sweet potatoes: candied sweets. Chiefly British A sweet dish, such as pudding, served as dessert. Chiefly British A sweetmeat or confection. A dear or beloved person. Something pleasing to the mind or feelings. sweet on Informal Enamored of; in love with.