\ ˈslə-shē How to pronounce slushy (audio) \
slushier; slushiest

Definition of slushy

: being, involving, or resembling slush: such as
a : full of or covered with slush slushy streets
b : made up of or having the consistency of slush slushy snow
c : having a cheaply sentimental quality a slushy novel

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Other Words from slushy

slushiness noun

Synonyms for slushy


miry, mucky, muddy, oozy, slimy, sludgy

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Examples of slushy in a Sentence

the slushy racetrack resulted in a significantly slower time for the winning horse slushy music underscores the movie's emotional scenes

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Benji had set up a step-and-repeat on the slushy sidewalk. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "Son of Friedman," 24 June 2019 The only way to get that penguin-friendly consistency without a slushy machine is to blend, then freeze, then re-blend the partially frozen pineapple-rum-coconut-ice mixture. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appétit, "I’m Only Drinking Piña Coladas From Now On," 6 June 2019 Turned into a powder, the edible flower gives the slushy cocktail a natural lavender hue and subtle botanical tasting notes. Grace Dickinson,, "The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season," 6 June 2019 The English preferred their drinks dry rather than sweet, and champagnes at the time of Veuve Cliquot's success were styled to contain ten to fifteen times as much sugar as a modern demi-sec, sometimes served with a partially-frozen, slushy texture. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "You Have the Founding Mothers of Champagne to Thank for the Bubbly You Drink Today," 8 Mar. 2019 The festival is also prohibitively expensive to attend, difficult to navigate, and is usually blisteringly cold and slushy. Jason Bailey, New York Times, "10 Breakout Films of Sundances Past, and Where to Stream Them," 18 Jan. 2018 What’s harder is dealing with mild slushy winters that drag on. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "How to Win at Winter, Scandinavian Style," 30 Nov. 2018 Though much of the country is expected to see showers, conditions could change and bring snow or a slushy mix of the two. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "AccuWeather Predicts This Season's First Major Snowstorm Is About to Hit Much of the U.S.," 12 Nov. 2018 Let thaw until broth is partially liquid, with a slushy texture, about 8 hours. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Eat to Beat the Heat, Korean Style," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of slushy

1791, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈslə-shē How to pronounce slushy (audio) \
slushier; slushiest

Kids Definition of slushy

: covered with or resembling partly melted snow slushy roads

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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