[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈa‍ɪp/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˈɹaɪp/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. too ripe and beginning to turn soft
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How To Use overripe In A Sentence

  • But there was a sort of bruised quality about her, like an overripe banana, sticky sweet and pulpy. THE SEASON OF LILLIAN DAWES
  • Already fragile, only hours away from being classified as overripe, they bruised instantly. BLIND AMBITIONS
  • The vintage conditions also were difficult enough to produce a lot of wines with overt signs of overripeness - which not only produces undesirable aromatic and flavor combinations such as prunes, kirsch and boysenberry syrup, but also takes away from any expression of terroir and really muddies focus and precision on the palate. Bordeaux 2009: all over but the pricing | Dr Vino's wine blog
  • Among these is the fact that, when allowed to overripen so that the pods split, the flavor of vanilla is at its finest. Vanilla: A Mexican Native Regains Its Reputation
  • Throw a couple overripe bananas (we call them giraffe bananas) in the blender along with some milk, plain yogurt and a couple of ice cubes.
  • A three-course meal I clearly in the hoi polloi category had during Chicago Restaurant Week a few years ago appeared to be based on ingredients the restaurant needed to get rid of, in the form of overripe fruit served picturesquely on stale Italian bread. #RestaurantWeak?
  • What would be overripe overplotting in lesser hands becomes wonderfully credible here, with cleverly drawn characters (Paz and his most excellent mum must surely return), trunkloads of ethno-botanical factoids, and interspersed sections from Jane’s African logbook. Tropic of Night: Summary and book reviews of Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber.
  • Lately, though, there has been so much low-hanging fruit that you can't take a step in any direction without bumping into an overripe mango.
  • While not as powerful as their influential triptych, these two films are still overripe offerings of cinematic salaciousness.
  • The vintage conditions also were difficult enough to produce a lot of wines with overt signs of overripeness - which not only produces undesirable aromatic and flavor combinations such as prunes, kirsch and boysenberry syrup, but also takes away from any expression of terroir and really muddies focus and precision on the palate. Bordeaux 2009: all over but the pricing | Dr Vino's wine blog
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