• WordNet 3.6
    • n soapiness the quality of being soap or being covered with soap "she could smell the soapiness of the doctor's hands"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soapiness Quality or state of being soapy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soapiness The state or quality of being soapy.
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In literature:

We had got beyond the April freshets and there was in consequence a soapy smell about.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
The bath of soapy water, standing in readiness night and day, was a constant source of amusement during that time of suspense.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
Boil at least once a week in soapy water, to keep them fresh and white.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Good-looking in a soapy sort of way, but dull: Good dancer, agonizingly slow at a twosing.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Friend of Bad Bill Cranston and Soapy Stone.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Into one crock was poured fresh water, into another soapy water, and the third was empty.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
Wash in cold water, very soapy, hang them up dripping wet, and they will not shrink.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Soapy pretended to weep, and Abe thumped him heavily on the back.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
From Broadway it barked loudly into a side-street where easily, with a soapy slide, it stopped.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
When this has been kept up for an hour or two, the bag may be dried, well rubbed with soap, and left thus with a soapy coating.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
His high hat took a swim in a bucket of soapy water that the parson had been using to swab decks with.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Mrs. Johnson deserted the wash-tub and came forward, wiping soapy arms on a not over-clean apron.
"The Beggar Man" by Ruby Mildred Ayres
The tumblers and finger-bowls were put into the hot soapy water at once and turned about in it till they were clean.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
Thick soapy suds billowed up and warm water laved his skin.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
Mr. Drugg came in from the back, wiping his hands and forearms of soapy water.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
So each one dipped a pipe into the soapy water and began to blow.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
It is also claimed that certain bacteria may impart a soapy taste or turnip flavor to milk.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
On a board at one side lay wet, gray garments, twisted in knots as they had been wrung out of the soapy water.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
He splashed water into his eyes and over his soapy beard and hair.
"Stalemate" by Basil Eugene Wells
An exaggerated pinch, however, causes them to taste soapy, so beware.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White

In poetry:

Woe, woe on Annie's India mull,
And Sissy's blue percale!
One got that pup's belathered flanks,
And one his soapy tail!
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
This way and that he swung and swayed,
He gambolled far and near,
And everywhere he thrust himself
He left a soapy smear.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
The aged Queen who passed away
Had sixty servants, so they say;
Twice sixty hands her shoes to tie:
Two soapy ones have I.
"Washerwife" by Robert W Service

In news:

ABC's 'Nashville' is twangy, soapy fun.
666 Park Avenue's Dave Annable: "It's Spooky, Soapy and Has an Edge".
Soapy sales can provide some clues.
'Dallas' reboot stirs up lots of soapy fun.
Could the browser plug-in Soapy make SOPA seem like it never even happened.
'The Skin I Live In' review: Antonio Banderas stars in soapy horror film.
Ink & Peat: Soapy Goodness + 10% OFF Coupon.
Erick Hayden as Soapy Smith MARC LESTER / DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE.
Erick Hayden as Soapy Smith.
My Network TV off to soapy start.
Mount Spokane covered in soapy suds for Foam Fest.
"Soapy" Smith was Denver's original tourist attraction .
Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, the king of all Western con-men, ruled Denver in the late 1800s.
Tuesday night, 15-month-old Paolo Borroso died after drowning in a 5-gallon bucket of soapy water.
'Hyde Park': Fine Murray, Soapy Take on FDR.