Pronunciation: (sō'pē), [key]
—adj., soap•i•er, soap•i•est.
1. containing or impregnated with soap: soapy water.
2. covered with soap or lather: soapy dishes.
3. of the nature of soap; resembling soap: a soft, soapy fiber.
4. pertaining to or characteristic of soap: a clean, soapy smell.
5. Informal.characteristic or reminiscent of a soap opera; melodramatic; corny: a soapy plot.
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