\ 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 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 Many of us have given up regular visits to our favorite barista, and so dalgona coffee, a South Korean drink in which instant coffee, sugar and milk are whipped into a foamy blend, was a (super-sweet) stand-in for our coffee-shop fix. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "These 10 food trends were the distractions we needed in 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 Is this foamy fog the latest example of 2020 being the end of the world? oregonlive, "‘Apocalyptic’ sea foam overwhelms Australian beaches, bringing forth deadly sea snakes, ‘half a cow’," 23 Dec. 2020 Beat the remaining egg white and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl with a fork just until slightly foamy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lemon adds a twist to traditional Christmas cookie recipes," 16 Dec. 2020 Their Black Girl Magic NV New Zealand Sparkling Brut offers a foamy mousse mouthfeel with citrus and floral notes. Rachel King, Fortune, "The best wines for Thanksgiving," 21 Nov. 2020 The highly puzzling statue, by British sculptor Maggi Hambling, features a small, nude figure of a woman — not Wollstonecraft — being ejected from a foamy blob of silvery bronze. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Arts: A beloved feminist gets a statue. The statue gets jeers," 14 Nov. 2020 Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it aside in a warm place until the sponge is foamy, about 10 minutes. Washington Post, "This year, I need my ancestors more than ever. I’m baking pan de muerto to call them forth.," 26 Oct. 2020 Approach the water directly downstream and use short, precise drifts to cover the riffled apron of water behind the boulders, as well as the bubble lines and the foamy water alongside chutes. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to catching trout—even in autumn," 26 Oct. 2020 On one of my visits, a lab tech named Victor reached into a centrifuge and removed a large container filled with foamy pink liquid. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, "How Does Science Really Work?," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of foamy

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

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19 Jan 2021

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“Foamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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