Definition of mushy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌʃi/

adjective (mushier, mushiest)

1Soft and pulpy: mushy vegetables
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  • Then the accompanying bouillon, a spicy broth scented with chilli and cumin with the customary soft, but not mushy, root vegetables and a sprinkling of firm, floury chickpeas.
  • Keep tasting it - the rice should be soft but not mushy.
  • When the rice is done, and that is when it's soft but not mushy, stir in the honey, chili paste and bacon.
informal gooey, gloopy
British informal squidgy
rare pulpous
2 informal Excessively sentimental: a mushy film
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  • Unfortunately, it seems as if he has a compulsion to negate those brilliant pieces by introducing ill advised mushy sentimentality.
  • I know he doesn't like it when I get too mushy or sentimental but it's hard to contain my excitement sometimes.
  • Then suddenly, when the card-shops decide to boost their sales, we get all mushy and sentimental.



Example sentences
  • I even smiled at the sight of David and Isabella dancing and beaming mushily at each other.


Pronunciation: /ˈmʌʃɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • I feel the dryness of paper and the mushiness of banana peels and the roughness of dried bread as I rummage through the trash.
  • The steak (called bistec a la plancha) turned out to be a featureless sliced fillet, and my order of halibut wrapped in hoja santa leaves was steamed into a state of vapid mushiness.
  • Currants and mint give the rice-stuffed grape leaves a sweet, bright flavor rather than their characteristic one-note mushiness.

Words that rhyme with mushy

brushy, gushy, plushy, rushy, slushy

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