noun \ˈspyüm\

: bubbles that form on ocean waves

Full Definition of SPUME

:  frothy matter on liquids :  foam, scum <ocean spume>
spu·mous \ˈspyü-məs\ adjective
spumy \-mē\ adjective

Examples of SPUME

  1. <spume floating on the ocean>

Origin of SPUME

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin spuma — more at foam
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SPUME


intransitive verb

Definition of SPUME

:  froth, foam

First Known Use of SPUME

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: spumescence
Previous Word in the Dictionary: spulzie (noun)
All Words Near: spume

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up spume? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).