chop·​pi·​ness | \ ˈchä-pē-nəs How to pronounce choppiness (audio) \

Definition of choppiness

: the quality or state of being choppy

Examples of choppiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the choppiness is a key characteristic of the stock market climbing a wall of worry. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 4 June 2022 The final 2021 flameouts combined with Wall Street's trading are creating a market choppiness that disguises the foundation building going on. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 24 June 2022 Navy pilots on a routine training mission first noticed unusual choppiness in the water. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 The craft beer business was already experiencing some choppiness before the pandemic: In 2019, there were a record 300-plus closures, a reckoning after thousands of breweries had opened up in just a few short years. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 The global auto industry has endured nearly two years of choppiness, much of it related to the supply-chain challenges that have snarled manufacturing lines and left dealerships short on vehicles. Mike Colias, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 At the least, said Seattle interior designer Heidi Caillier, consider seating with scroll arms or a gently curved back, details which will smooth out choppiness. Lauren Joseph, WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022 Austrian Audio has equipped the PB17 and PG16 with a pro-grade boom microphone that transmits the user’s voice without cut-outs, choppiness, or muffling. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Investors said some of the choppiness this week has also likely been driven by portfolio repositioning. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of choppiness

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of choppiness was in 1881

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Last Updated

23 Jul 2022

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“Choppiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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