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Definition of "ropy" [rop•y]

  • Resembling a rope or ropes. (adjective)
  • Forming sticky glutinous strings or threads, as some liquids. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ropy" in a sentence
  • "Shaking a cocktail produces a silky texture, often called a ropy texture."
  • "Note the "ropy" character of the half-frozen rock on the sides of the nearest rivulet of the lava."
  • "Cook until mixture forms thick, "ropy" threads that drip from the spoon."