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soggy

Syllabification: sog·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈsäɡē
 
/

Definition of soggy in English:

adjective (soggier, soggiest)

Wet and soft: the sandbags were soggy and split open figurative the chorus sings powerfully but the interpretation is ultimately soggy
More example sentences
  • Both of them make great soup; and you must be here on a soggy afternoon to know how valuable a good bowl of steaming soup is.
  • The soggy firewood was gathered, tents put up, and a line strung between trees to hang the wet gear to dry.
  • The sodden rocket would not ignite and his soggy parachute failed to open.
Synonyms
mushy, squashy, pulpy, slushy, squishy;
soaking, soaked through, wet, saturated, drenched

Origin

early 18th century (in the sense 'boggy'): from dialect sog 'a swamp' + -y1.

Derivatives

soggily

1
Pronunciation: /ˈsäɡəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The waffle-ice cream nexus has a sublime moment of perfection before the ice cream melts and before the waffle cools and the crust soggily succumbs to the pooling glacé.
  • Erin deflated to his normal self and fell soggily to the floor.
  • Gilly glowered soggily at him from behind the overflowing basin, wielding a large sponge and a rather nasty-looking scrub brush.

sogginess

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Pastry appears again beneath the milk chocolate tart, and it is flawless, flaky and fresh, without a hint of the sogginess of almost every other restaurant tart shell.
  • The simple bun does its duty, holding up well and resisting sogginess.
  • Steaming or boiling takes around the same time, and boiled broccoli should be carefully drained to avoid sogginess.

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