runny

adjective run·ny \ ˈrə-nē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of runny

: having a tendency to run: such as
a : extremely or excessively soft and liquid
  • a runny dough
b : secreting a thin flow of mucus
  • a runny nose

Examples of runny in a Sentence

  1. The scrambled eggs are runny.

  2. The pudding is runnier than I like it.

  3. a little boy with a runny nose

  4. My eyes felt itchy and runny.

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First Known Use of runny

1770


RUNNY Defined for English Language Learners

runny

adjective

Definition of runny for English Language Learners

  • of a food : soft and with a lot of liquid

  • : having a thin flow of liquid flowing out


RUNNY Defined for Kids

runny

adjective run·ny \ ˈrə-nē \

Definition of runny for Students

runnier; runniest
: giving off or likely to give off liquid
  • a runny nose

Medical Dictionary

runny

adjective run·ny \ ˈrən-ē \

medical Definition of runny

: secreting a thin flow of mucus
  • a runny nose


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