Definition of drippy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdripē/

adjective (drippier, drippiest)

1 informal Weak, ineffectual, or sloppily sentimental: a drippy love song
More example sentences
  • 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/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with drippy

chippy, clippie, dippy, grippy, hippy, Lippi, lippy, Mississippi, nippy, slippy, snippy, tippy, trippy, whippy, Xanthippe, zippy

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Syllabification: drip·py

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