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soapy

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adjective \ˈsō-pē\

Simple Definition of soapy

  • : containing soap

  • : like soap

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of soapy

soapier

soapiest

  1. 1 :  smeared with soap :  lathered

  2. 2 :  containing or combined with soap or saponin

  3. 3a :  having the qualities of soap; especially :  smooth and slipperyb :  unctuous, suave

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a soap opera

soapily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

soapiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of soapy in a sentence

  1. The stone has a soapy feel.

  2. <a typically soapy introduction for the guest speaker at the organization's annual banquet>



1610

First Known Use of soapy

1610


SOAPY Defined for Kids

soapy

play
adjective \ˈsō-pē\

Definition of soapy for Students

soapier

soapiest

  1. 1 :  covered with soap <a soapy face>

  2. 2 :  containing soap <soapy water>

  3. 3 :  like soap <a soapy feel>





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