Liquid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɪkwɪd|  American pronunciation of the word liquid
Brit.  |ˈlɪkwɪd|  British pronunciation of the word liquid


- a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
- the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility (syn: liquidity)
- fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
- a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')


- filled or brimming with tears (syn: swimming)
sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid
- clear and bright (syn: limpid)
the liquid air of a spring morning
eyes shining with a liquid luster
- smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness
the liquid song of a robin
- smooth and unconstrained in movement (syn: fluent, fluid, smooth)
the liquid grace of a ballerina
- in cash or easily convertible to cash (syn: fluid)
liquid (or fluid) assets

Extra examples

Water and milk are liquid substances.

The medicine is available in liquid form.

She had large liquid eyes.

Water and milk are liquids.

Add a little more liquid to the sauce.

Children take antibiotics in liquid form.

Their shares are more liquid than those of many smaller companies.

Boil for 20 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.

The solid and liquid states

The salt crystals separated out of the liquid.

The liquid expands and contracts with changes in temperature.

When ice melts, it passes from a solid to a liquid form.

I was on a liquid diet when I was sick because I couldn't digest solid food.

...watched the liquid move through the tube between the flasks and recorded the movement in his chemistry notebook...

The store sells many different brands of liquid soaps.

Word forms

singular: liquid
plural: liquids
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