from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. thick and sticky
- adj. consisting of treacle, or cloying sentimental speech
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like, or composed of, treacle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Composed of or like treacle abounding in treacle; sweet and viscous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. overly sweet
The Anglican Church of Canada immersed in treacly conversation
The Anglican Church of Canada immersed in treacly conversation « Anglican Samizdat
He threw back his head, cleared his tight throat sonorously, and began, in tones perhaps best described as treacly, to address the seated company, with an intention also towards the larger audience without.
To describe most of them as "treacly" would be kind (take this one, for example).
Besides, you're positively glowing already and it could get kind of treacly for your friends and colleagues there for a while.
I suspect that Wood is banging his head against the wall of his own limited view of literature -- in other words, anything that isn't "treacly" or "hysterical realism."
Walking into the Midtown Diner with Chuck Barris on Presidents 'Day was like walking onto a television set for the kind of treacly special that Mr. Barris probably never would have produced in his television days: something called maybe Chuck Barris' Holiday Homecoming, or Chuck Barris 'Triumphant Foray From His Apartment.
But Norman says she has rejected countless pitches for "treacly" or "preachy" programming that might prove a turnoff to viewers: "It's not going to be spinach."
At some point somebody wrote some kind of treacly religious pap about the “significance of the folds in the flag” there isn’t any – they’re just folds, and the group has been reciting it at the funerals while they fold the flag.
There are more euphemisms for sex than there are Eskimo words for snow, and every single one of them is more honest and descriptive than that treacly, telltale expression of repression.