soapy

adjective
\ ˈsō-pē How to pronounce soapy (audio) \
soapier; soapiest

Definition of soapy

1 : smeared with soap : lathered
2 : containing or combined with soap or saponin
3a : having the qualities of soap especially : smooth and slippery
4 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a soap opera

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Other Words from soapy

soapily \ ˈsō-​pə-​lē How to pronounce soapily (audio) \ adverb
soapiness \ ˈsō-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce soapiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of soapy in a Sentence

The stone has a soapy feel. a typically soapy introduction for the guest speaker at the organization's annual banquet

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Before posting yours, clean each one well with some mild, soapy water. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Heads Up: Your Precious Moments Figurines Could Be Worth Thousands," 26 Apr. 2019 Back in the 1800s, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau outlined four basic laws of surface tension that determine the structure of soapy films. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "There’s now an even more precise “recipe” for blowing the perfect bubble," 2 Sep. 2018 For the water reservoir and lid, remove the water filter, then wipe the surfaces with a damp, soapy cloth. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker the Right Way," 12 July 2018 For instance, some brands recommend cleaning your mat with a bit of warm, soapy water after every session. Jessica Toscano, SELF, "Here's How Often You Should Really Clean Your Yoga Mat," 12 Apr. 2019 In all instances, just be sure to wash your hands and any tools with hot soapy water after touching a sore. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, ""I Have a Cold Sore. Does That Mean I Have Herpes?"," 22 Feb. 2019 The action is as soapy as ever: Will, who had collapsed onstage last episode, is in the hospital facing an uncertain future. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Thursday: ‘American Woman’ and ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’," 7 June 2018 Wash jars with hot soapy water and rinse in hot water. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 The geckos did exhibit some interesting reactions to the soapy water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Geckos’ new superpower is running on water; now we know how they do it," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of soapy

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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soapy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of soapy

: containing soap
: like soap

soapy

adjective
\ ˈsō-pē How to pronounce soapy (audio) \
soapier; soapiest

Kids Definition of soapy

1 : covered with soap a soapy face
2 : containing soap soapy water
3 : like soap a soapy feel

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