Definition of slushy in US English:

slushy

adjective

  • 1Resembling, consisting of, or covered with slush.

    ‘slushy snow’
    • ‘Together, they will turn treacherous ice and slushy snow into water, sweet water.’
    • ‘The wetness turned to rain, then to sleet, and then to a nasty, slushy snow, blowing into my face no matter which direction I took.’
    • ‘In general, klister is required for classic skiing on waxable skis when the snow is icy, slushy or really wet.’
    • ‘I walked out of the room and into the slushy snow all around the motel.’
    • ‘When it snowed in the city, it got slushy and dirty.’
    • ‘So we trudge on, making our way through the gray, slushy snow which no longer crunches under our feet, thanks to a light drizzle and heavy local traffic.’
    • ‘What most people reported seeing were watery stretches, sometime brown, sometime grey, and relieved briefly by slushy muddy patches.’
    • ‘Even though the snow was slushy and some of my favorite runs were closed, it was one of the funnest days I've had on the mountain.’
    • ‘It had attracted a lot of attention, and Misha wasn't surprised that on the morning of the second day, the Metro's headline picture showed the Eiffel Tower lying down in a field covered in slushy snow.’
    • ‘As the day wore on, it started to rain, and the snow became sticky and slushy.’
    • ‘When hitting the ground, they combined to form a slushy snow, and after the storm passed, people raced outside and made snowballs - in 70-degree weather.’
    • ‘The snow gets slushy by lunchtime, sometimes earlier if the weather is really warm, but nobody cares.’
    • ‘Fierce winds, a bit of stinging rain, a bit of slushy snow, the sun bursting through the gaps in the clouds as they catapulted across the sky.’
    • ‘The month of February had not helped ease to ease the monotony, with its never-ending gray days and gray, slushy snow.’
    • ‘There was a little jump, I went over it but the snow was very slushy.’
    • ‘After a long rest in the valley, we climb in hot sun and slushy snow, the Continental Divide looming above us like a distant castle.’
    • ‘Nothing could be further from the reality of downtown Kiev with its dirty, slushy snow and its eternal grey skies.’
    • ‘On May 10 the men found fourteen bison with two new calves, but the animals fled from the intruders, who could not keep up with them in the slushy snow.’
    • ‘But that journey was almost over now, and he felt his spirits rise with every step as he churned back into motion through the muddy, slushy snow.’
    • ‘There is evidence that beneath a thick outer layer of ice the moon is covered in liquid or slushy water.’
    muddy, oozy, slimy, swampy, marshy, boggy, fenny, watery, sodden, sopping, saturated, squelchy, waterlogged, soggy, soft, heavy
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  • 2informal Excessively sentimental.

    ‘slushy novels’
    • ‘Now he has gone traditional and mainstream with Jersey Girl, a mushy, slushy father-and-daughter dramatic comedy.’
    • ‘Cue all manner of cat-and-mouse games, romantic ‘time-outs’ and the inevitable slushy finale.’
    • ‘There's a jaw-dropping depiction of an overlooked son and even the slushy romantic moments refuse to glycerine the lens, maintaining gritty honesty throughout.’
    • ‘With Cancer being a water sign, people often assume that slushy sentimentality takes precedence over sex in their lives.’
    • ‘For couples everywhere it means love, romance and all that doe-eyed, slushy sentimental stuff.’
    • ‘We wanted to stay away from being simply celebratory, corny or slushy - often things like this can become very uncritical.’
    • ‘Not only for the slushy romantic reasons, but we both share a genuine sense of loss when we're apart.’
    • ‘I know, it's soppy, slushy stuff when you really think about it, but how many people (yes I'm including men here, never let it be said I'm sexist) don't want that faery tale romance.’
    • ‘You have the completely over-the-top action scenes, the tortured hero, the slushy romantic side story and the entirely more-cool-than-the-hero antagonist.’
    • ‘Writing about this without descending into slushy sentimentality would seem impossible, but Eggers manages it.’
    mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupy
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Pronunciation

slushy

/ˈsləʃi//ˈsləSHē/