[ oh-ver-rahyp ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp /
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OTHER WORDS FROM overripeo·ver·ripe·ly, adverbo·ver·ripe·ness, noun
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How to use overripe in a sentence
"That collection of over-ripe gallows-fruit Andray Dunnan's recruited," Rathmore mentioned.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
Petticoat had gone to Iva Payne's on an urgent summons—over-ripe sardines—and Warble had wandered out into the moonlight.Ptomaine Street|Carolyn Wells
In an apple tree a thrush was singing; the gooseberries were over-ripe; beetroots were flowering everywhere.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
Grape juice is made from clean, sound but not over-ripe grapes.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Into this hive the cluster will fall as heavily as an over-ripe fruit.The Life of the Bee|Maurice Maeterlinck
British Dictionary definitions for overripe
/ (ˌəʊvəˈraɪp) /
(of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
overused or overly sentimental and emotionalhis love songs are overripe ballads
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