\ ˈsü-pē How to pronounce soupy (audio) \
soupier; soupiest

Definition of soupy

1 : having the consistency of soup
2 : densely foggy or cloudy
3 : overly sentimental

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Examples of soupy in a Sentence

The gravy was too soupy. the soupy skies over the island make a nighttime landing a very risky business
Recent Examples on the Web Over time, the earth below weakened and grew soupy. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "The Arctic’s thawing ground is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases," 5 Feb. 2020 The soupy water, which averaged about 6 degrees warmer than normal in some places, reached 600 to 1,000 feet deep and altered the biological makeup of the Pacific Ocean. Peter Fimrite,, "‘Blob’ of warm Pacific water is back — could be trouble for marine life and weather," 10 Sep. 2019 Just as soupy and comforting is this Thai version of congee with pork meatballs and a duo of fried garlic oil and chile oil. Los Angeles Times, "8 great Thai recipes to try at home," 18 Oct. 2019 These soupier lavas travel further and create the broad, sweeping shield form. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Volcano Eruptions," 18 Nov. 2019 When done, the surface should be covered with little bubbles and the whole bar should jiggle as one solid mass with no soupy spots. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "14 Holiday Cookie Contest winning recipes, ahead of this year's Dec. 4 reveal," 29 Nov. 2019 The soft, soupy custard was fine but didn't wow us. Marc Bona, cleveland, "The Palazzo quickly finds receptive home on Cleveland’s West Side," 29 Nov. 2019 The chef sent me soupy rice, and Mr. Elbeary kept me supplied with Coke. Michelle Green, New York Times, "A Nile Journey Guided by 19th-Century Women," 11 Nov. 2019 In low-lying Venice, even an inch of rain would turn our narrow street into a soupy, gray canal, just like its namesake city, without the gondolas. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "L.A.’s Fire Zone Prepares for the Blaze," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of soupy

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Feb 2020

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“Soupy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soupy

: resembling soup
informal : very foggy or cloudy

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