sweet nothings(redirected from a sweet nothing)
Unimportant or trifling words of affection or endearment shared (typically whispered) between lovers. At the prom, I watched all the couples around me whispering sweet nothings to each other as they danced. I've always longed for someone to whisper sweet nothings in my ear.
affectionate but unimportant or meaningless words spoken to a loved one. Jack was whispering sweet nothings in Joan's ear when they were dancing. The two lovers sat in the cinema exchanging sweet nothings.
Endearments, often whispered, between lovers. For example, They sat in a corner all evening, whispering sweet nothings. [c. 1900] Also see sweet talk.
sweet nothingswords of affection exchanged by lovers.
sweet ˈnothings(informal, usually humorous) pleasant but unimportant words said by lovers: He was whispering sweet nothings in her ear.
n. loving comments; pleasant remarks between lovers. They are out on the porch swing whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears.