Definition of drippy in English:


Syllabification: drip·py
Pronunciation: /ˈdripē

adjective (drippier, drippiest)

1 informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental: a drippy love song
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  • I lost sight of Austin when some drippy, gooey slow song started to play.
  • While it might seem this could be just another drippy and hackneyed heart-of-the-West melodrama, this made-for-TV movie is actually quite engaging, mostly because of its wholesome approach.
  • A drippy woman wished me good morning and asked ‘How are you?’
2Tending to drip: drippy food
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  • I never get tired of drippy tomato-and-mayo sandwiches.
  • Skin tests with pollen and other common causes of allergy help confirm what causes your drippy nose.
  • A single order of drippy cheese ravioli weighs in at over a pound, and the fettuccine Alfredo contains enough cholesterol to stop a velociraptor's heart.



Pronunciation: /ˈdripilē/
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  • In the hands of another writer, the evolution of Fleur's emotions might have been a drippily sincere story.
  • It's rural without being drippily so.
  • This was a very engrossing and entertaining mystery, with a good plot and excellent (if a bit drippily female) characters.


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  • Then there are those purveyors of the very worst kind of early 1970's drippiness.
  • The glaze has a wonderful drippiness and each is piece unique.
  • A little bit of drippiness is okay, as the glue dries clear.

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