soft-boiled
adjective Date: 1889 1. of an egg boiled to a soft consistency 2. sentimental

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • soft-boiled — adj an egg that is soft boiled is boiled long enough for the white part to become solid, but the yellow part in the centre is still liquid →↑hard boiled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft-boiled — [ ,sɔft bɔıld ] adjective a soft boiled egg is cooked for a short time, so that the yellow part is still soft or liquid ─ compare HARD BOILED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soft-boiled — [sôft′boild΄, säft′boild΄] adj. boiled only a short time so that the yolk is still soft: said of an egg …   English World dictionary

  • soft-boiled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an egg) lightly boiled, leaving the yolk soft or liquid …   English terms dictionary

  • soft-boiled — soft′ boiled′ adj. coo (of an egg) boiled in the shell only until yolk and white are partially set • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft-boiled — UK [ˌsɒft ˈbɔɪld] / US [ˌsɔft ˈbɔɪld] adjective a soft boiled egg is cooked for a short time, so that the yellow part is still soft or liquid • See: hard boiled …   English dictionary

  • soft-boiled — ADJ A soft boiled egg is one that has been boiled for only a few minutes, so that the yellow part is still liquid. Ant: hard boiled …   English dictionary

  • soft-boiled — adjective an egg that is soft boiled is boiled long enough for the white part to become solid, but not the yellow part in the centre compare hard­boiled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft-boiled — adj. Soft boiled is used with these nouns: ↑egg …   Collocations dictionary

  • soft-boiled — adjective 1. easily moved to pity or sorrow a softhearted judge • Syn: ↑softhearted • Ant: ↑hardhearted (for: ↑softhearted) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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