\ 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

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After a couple of minutes, the eggs will start to look soupy, and then will fully come together in another minute or two. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "6 Tips to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs," 3 May 2019 These broken down fragments — called microplastics — form a soupy jumble of small plastic particles at sea, which make landfall after being caught in currents. Jack Fisher, The Seattle Times, "Group screens and cleans sand near Oregon’s Haystack Rock," 20 Aug. 2018 Prep, but not too far ahead Mushy and soupy is not a good look for a fruit salad. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant," 17 July 2018 To serve, spoon the soupy rice onto a platter with a rim. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Salmon With Creamy Lemon Rice," 14 Mar. 2012 Happy it’s Friday, but soupy above-average temperatures in June … blehh. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More localized flooding possible through tomorrow as downpours roam," 1 June 2018 The creamed corn and coleslaw were representations of the classics that didn’t offend, but a little too soupy for my tastes. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Orly’s BBQ," 6 July 2018 There were more Lady Liberty impersonators, too, counting their bills in the soupy air and chugging bottles of water with the urgency of someone lost in the desert. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Fourth of July, Let’s Remember the Symbolism of Freedom Behind Lady Liberty’s Green Robe," 4 July 2018 At this point, everything should look a bit overdressed with some vinaigrette pooling in the bottom of the bowl, but not soupy. Sarah Fritsche,, "Recipe: Tawla’s Fattoush," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of soupy

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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soup to nuts

soup up



sour ball


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English Language Learners Definition of soupy

: resembling soup
informal : very foggy or cloudy

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a strong desire or propensity

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