\ 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

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

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Examples of foamy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove pan from heat and stir in baking soda until mixture becomes foamy. The Denver Post, "Who has time to decorate fancy cookies? Here are some easy (but delicious) recipes for your Christmas baking.," 3 Dec. 2019 Seafood will be at home here, with the bay shrimp smorrebrod (an open-faced sandwich, of which there are several on the lunch menu), the warm scallops in a foamy horseradish milk and a whole roasted trout. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "With new Dottir restaurant, Icelandic hotel KEX brings taste of Reykjavik to Portland," 27 Nov. 2019 The lack of ice gives the egg whites room to expand and create the soft, foamy texture. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Here's the eye-catching cocktail you have to try at metro Phoenix's world-class hotel bar," 14 Nov. 2019 Melt butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet on medium until foamy. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Roasted Maple Pears with Cranberries and Thyme," 4 Nov. 2019 Well to state the obvious first, we were wowed by the stellar cup of coffee this little guy churned out, which brought out a complex, aromatic flavor to the coffee, and had a delicious foamy cream on top. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Our favorite pod coffee maker is down to its lowest price ever," 20 Aug. 2019 Once the eggs are foamy and start to form soft peaks, slowly stream in the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Tara Duggan,, "Recipe: Outerlands’ Toasted Coconut Tres Leches Cake," 13 Sep. 2019 Experts say water that appears foamy, scummy or off-colored, with green or red hues, may be contaminated by harmful algae and should be avoided. oregonlive, "Dog’s sudden death after playing at Portland riverfront park prompts concerns about toxic algae," 9 Sep. 2019 In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine the water and yeast and set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes. Tara Duggan,, "Recipe: Reem’s Za’atar Man’oushe," 2 Aug. 2019

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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