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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English swetly, swetely, sweteliche, from Old English swētlīċe (sweetly; pleasantly), equivalent to sweet +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old High German swuozlīhho (sweetly), Icelandic sætlega (sweetly; with gratitude), German süßlich (sweetish; sugary), Dutch zoetelijk (sentimental).

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sweetly (comparative sweetlier or more sweetly, superlative sweetliest or most sweetly)

  1. In a sweet or pleasant manner.

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