tack·​i·​ness | \ ˈta-kē-nəs How to pronounce tackiness (audio) \

Definition of tackiness

: the quality or state of being tacky

Examples of tackiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just turning the page of a book or just to get a little tackiness on the fingers. Washington Post, "Live updates: U.S. enters ‘new phase’ as coronavirus outbreaks become ‘extraordinarily widespread,’ says Birx," 3 Aug. 2020 Lightly flour the counter as needed if the dough is sticking; if there’s too much flour and the dough is merely sliding around rather than stretching, very lightly moisten your hands with water to create a little tackiness. Washington Post, "Soft Pretzels," 15 Jan. 2020 The main set was a yacht recently redecorated with a tackiness that, rare for the Roys, glares with the golden ugliness of unchecked wealth. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Trash-Talk Pyrotechnics of the “Succession” Finale," 14 Oct. 2019 Abramoff tapped co-owners Annie Blake and Ayme Harrison of Death or Glory bar in Delray Beach to help strike the fine balance between holiday nostalgia and yuletide tackiness. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Miracle, a Christmas pop-up bar, bringing cocktails, ugly sweaters to downtown Fort Lauderdale," 14 Oct. 2019 The slight tackiness of the Lite’s matte finish also makes for a better handheld grip than the smooth plastic finish of the original. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo Switch Lite is the best portable system Nintendo has ever made," 19 Sep. 2019 Bring on the feathers, the rhinestones, the prints, and the tackiness. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Hailey Baldwin Wore a Pink Thong (Thong, Th-Thong, Thong Thong) to the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Under Trumpism, politics have an aesthetic, and that aesthetic is tacky, and the tackiness is disappointing. Constance Grady, Vox, "What it means that we keep talking about America like it’s a TV show," 27 Dec. 2018 Such skittishness could easily be interpreted as tacit acknowledgment of the inherent tackiness of vaping, which has long been associated with a certain kind of flat-brim-hat-wearing bro. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Health Concerns About Vaping are Growing—Here's Why," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tackiness

1883, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2020

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“Tackiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackiness. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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