Definition of runny in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌni

adjective (runnier, runniest)

  • 1More liquid than is usual or expected: the soufflé was hard on top and quite runny underneath
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    • Visitors were given the possibility of pressing the button to transform the fish into a runny liquid.
    • The burgers are so flat they look like they've been run over by a Mack truck: thin patties, thin buns, thin slices of cheese and a thin runny sauce with meat bits in it.
    • I think a bit of heat helps a lot of cheese, and nothing can beat a runny Raclette, or melting Fontina or Reblochon over hot buttery potato slices that have caught slightly.
    liquefied, liquid, fluid, melted, molten, flowing; thin, watery, diluted; South African slap
  • 2(Of a person’s nose) producing or discharging mucus.
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    • I just looked up the symptoms of cat flu - which are sneezing, a runny nose and discharge from the eyes.
    • I am six months pregnant and I'm suffering badly from nasal congestion and a runny nose (with clear mucus).
    • Your sinus cavities produce mucus to help expel viruses, so a runny nose is actually desirable.

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