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[ foh-mee ]


, foam·i·er, foam·i·est.
  1. covered with or full of foam.
  2. consisting of foam.
  3. resembling foam.
  4. pertaining to foam.


/ ˈfəʊmɪ /


  1. of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with foam

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfoamily, adverb
  • ˈfoaminess, noun

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Other Words From

  • foami·ly adverb
  • foami·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of foamy1

before 1000; Middle English fomy, Old English fāmig. See foam, -y 1

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Example Sentences

“You see this bubbly, almost foamy appearance,” said JWST astronomer Karl Gordon, of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

That side effect causes lipids to build up in cells, giving some cells a foamy appearance.

With the built-in froth separator, you won’t have to worry about your first sip being all foamy.

Just boil the pasta, cook the pancetta, beat the eggs until they’re super foamy, and combine everything over a low flame until you have a thick, creamy sauce.

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Foamy, pink... oh, summertime cocktail hour, we love you so.

Lawson serves this “pinkly foamy purée” drink in margarita glasses.

We drive past a small pond of foamy water where they dumped the ashes, to Gas Chamber and Crematorium II.

As you neared it, however, the watery veil seemed flung over them, like the foamy tulle over a bride.

Jess broke all the eggs into the biggest bowl and beat them vigorously with a spoon until they were light and foamy.

The foamy wavelets curled up to her white feet, and coiled like serpents about her ankles.

Nor can we forget the foamy ciborium of the Church of St Lawrence.

Paul had just a fleeting glimpse of the boy in the foamy water.


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