foamier; foamiest
: covered with foam : frothy
: full of, consisting of, or resembling foam
foamily adverb
foaminess noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan Nearly 50 feet tall and more than 200 feet across, the water at Tahquamenon Falls has the distinct appearance of frothy, foamy root beer, which comes from the tannins that leach from the cedar swamp at the start of the Tahquamenon River. Carrie Dennis, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2023 Scientists think the spittlebug’s foamy dome of bubbles helps the nymph regulate its temperature and protects it from predators. John Kelly, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2023 The waves now topped thirty feet—great sheets of foamy black brine slapping the upper decks of the ship, rendering them off limits. David W. Brown, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 The least dense foam would pot him in, creating yielding pockets in this foamy space womb to protect him from the high g-forces associated with reentry. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2017 By mixing with water, pressure washing detergents easily create a foamy layer that can be sprayed onto surfaces using a pressure washer. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2023 Once foamy, scrub the toilet bowl and rim with your toilet brush, flush the toilet, wash the brush, and you’re all set with a sparkling toilet. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Apr. 2023 If foamy urine is a one time occurrence, there’s no need to worry. Sarah Bradley, Women's Health, 13 Feb. 2023 With our foamy little coffees, Stacy Schiff and I have set up at a small round metal table under the trees of Bryant Park, the great green oasis that shares a block of midtown Manhattan with the New York Public Library. Karl Vick, Time, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of foamy was before the 12th century

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“Foamy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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