The definition of saccharine is something overly sweet or overly sentimental.(adjective)
A really sappy and over-the-top Valentine's Day movie is an example of something that might be described as saccharine.
Saccharine, an alternative spelling for saccharin, is a white crystal that is used as a sugar substitute.(noun)
An example of saccharine is the sugar substitute commonly found on restaurant tables in pink packets.
See saccharine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: sacchar- + -ine
See saccharine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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