Definition of sopping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsäpiNG/


Saturated with liquid; wet through: get those sopping clothes off [as submodifier]: the handkerchief was sopping wet
More example sentences
  • My clothes were sopping wet and dripping all over the driver's seat but I didn't care.
  • His keen golden eyes showed that he was not drunk, but his sopping wet clothes and hair confirmed her suspicions that he had been.
  • The bone-chilling cold cut through his sopping wet clothes, numbing the wounds in his shoulder and side.


Mid 19th century: present participle of sop.

Words that rhyme with sopping

dropping, stopping, topping

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Syllabification: sop·ping

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