bittersweet meaning, bittersweet definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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, bitter-sweet  
1       adj   If you describe an experience as bittersweet, you mean that it has some happy aspects and some sad ones.  
...bittersweet memories of his first appearance for the team.     
2       adj   A bittersweet taste seems bitter and sweet at the same time.  
...a wine with a bitter-sweet flavour.     
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