mushy

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adjective \ˈmə-shē, especially in sense 2 also ˈmu̇-\

Definition of mushy

mushier

;

mushiest

  1. 1a :  having the consistency of mush :  softb :  lacking in definition or precision

  2. 2 :  excessively tender or emotional; especially :  mawkishly amorous

mushily

play \ˈmə-shə-lē, ˈmu̇-\ adverb

mushiness

play \ˈmə-shē-nəs, ˈmu̇-\ noun

Examples of mushy in a Sentence

  1. mushy fruit that was obviously overripe

Recent Examples of mushy from the Web

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First Known Use of mushy

1839


MUSHY Defined for English Language Learners

mushy

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adjective

Definition of mushy for English Language Learners

  • : soft and wet

  • : too romantic or sentimental


MUSHY Defined for Kids

mushy

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adjective \ˈmə-shē\

Definition of mushy for Students

mushier

;

mushiest

  1. 1 :  soft and wet The rotting apples turned mushy.

  2. 2 :  overly romantic or sentimental mushy love songs



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