\ ˈfō-mē How to pronounce foamy (audio) \
foamier; foamiest

Definition of foamy

1 : covered with foam : frothy
2 : full of, consisting of, or resembling foam

Other Words from foamy

foamily \ ˈfō-​mə-​lē How to pronounce foamy (audio) \ adverb
foaminess \ ˈfō-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce foamy (audio) \ noun

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Examples of foamy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the uninitiated, flips are a category of cocktail consisting of liquor, sugar, and—most importantly—eggs, that are mixed or shaken vigorously into foamy perfection. Nico Avalle, Bon Appétit, 18 Dec. 2021 Stir in the yeast and a pinch of sugar, and set aside until the surface of the mixture is foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. Janelle Bitker, Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Nov. 2021 Allow the mixture to sit in a warm place until thick and foamy, about 10 minutes. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Its surface, coated with foamy bubbles and viscous puddles, was littered with balloons, bread crusts, and Styrofoam food containers. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2021 In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and the tablespoon of sugar in the lukewarm water; set aside for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, or until a bit foamy. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 The punches of my youth were Sprite-and-cranberry juice affairs, with a tub of sherbet added, gradually melting into a foamy raft. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021 Menu items include pumpkin toast, Sicilian muffuletta sandwich and a take on the Italian shakerato featuring espresso shots shaken over ice to create a foamy head and finished with a milk float. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2021 Beat egg whites until very foamy but not at all stiff. Karl Merton Ferron,, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of foamy

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Foamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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\ ˈfō-mē How to pronounce foamy (audio) \
foamier; foamiest

Kids Definition of foamy

: covered with or looking like foam

Other Words from foamy

foaminess noun

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Nglish: Translation of foamy for Spanish Speakers


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