ˈmə-shē How to pronounce mushy (audio)
 especially in sense 2 also  ˈmu̇-
mushier; mushiest
: having the consistency of mush : soft
: lacking in definition or precision
: excessively tender or emotional
especially : mawkishly amorous
mushily adverb
mushiness noun

Examples of mushy in a Sentence

mushy fruit that was obviously overripe
Recent Examples on the Web Make sure to check the berries regularly for signs of spoilage and discard any moldy or mushy berries. Amber Love Bond, Southern Living, 5 July 2024 Another popular item is the Family Tucker Box that includes a choice of four pies, plus creamed potatoes, mushy peas, and onion gravy. Pamela Brown, Hartford Courant, 5 July 2024 Give the tomato a squeeze Flavor and ripeness go hand in hand, so a tomato should be able to pass the Goldilocks test — not too hard and not too mushy, but somewhere in between. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 Depending on their starting state of ripeness, refrigerating tomatoes can lead to a mealy, mushy, or hard texture. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mushy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of mushy was in 1839

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“Mushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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