soft-boiled

adjective
\ ˈsȯf(t)-ˈbȯi(-ə)ld How to pronounce soft-boiled (audio) \

Definition of soft-boiled

1 of an egg : boiled to a soft consistency

First Known Use of soft-boiled

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Soft-boiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft-boiled. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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soft-boiled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of soft-boiled

of an egg : boiled until the white is solid but the yolk is liquid

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