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gooey

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːi
 
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Definition of gooey in English:

adjective (gooier, gooiest)

informal
1Soft and sticky: a gooey chocolate dessert
More example sentences
  • Prepare everything 48 hours in advance to allow the sugary chocolate to become gooey and sticky and begin to seep into the layers of creamy cranberry.
  • I was starving, so was pleased that my sag aloo starter - a deliciously red, gooey mess of soft potato pieces in spices - was a decent size.
  • Alternatively, give ordinary croissants a makeover and stuff them with smoked salmon and gooey soft cheese.
2Mawkishly sentimental: she gets all gooey over babies
More example sentences
  • The writers juggled a nice mix of comedy, drama and romance pretty well, only occasionally stumbling into gooey sentimentality.
  • Some say it's gooey and sentimental but I think it's beautiful.
  • There isn't a whole lot of gooey sentimentality and no symbolic Robert Frost poems.

Derivatives

gooeyness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • I'd been watching the stats build all day with a sense of gooeyness thinking all my mates were checking the site on mass out of concern for me.
  • Something called Sticky Toffee Pudding was infused with a delicate, gourmet gooeyness, and the banana cream pie had the kind of sugary, cheesecake-style crust you rarely see south of the Mason-Dixon line.
  • Nearly 20 percent of us are repelled by raw tomatoes (something about the gooeyness inside the firmness), and about the same fraction of us simply don't like trying new foods.

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