Examples of clammy in a Sentence
His hand was cold and clammy.
after a clammy handshake, the two bitter rivals squared off for a no-holds-barred debate
Recent Examples of clammy from the Web
One that is too powerful will work too quickly, shutting off before most of the humidity has been removed, leaving your place cool but clammy.
Their goal is to create simulated patients that feel and act more like human bodies, down to clammy skin and spurting blood.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'clammy'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of clammy
Middle English, probably from clammen to smear, stick, from Old English clǣman; akin to Old English clǣg clay
First Known Use: 14th century
CLAMMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clammy for English Language Learners
: unpleasantly wet and cold
CLAMMY Defined for Kids
Definition of clammy for Students
: unpleasantly damp, sticky, and cool clammy skin
Medical Definition of clammy
: being moist and sticky a patient in shock may be cold and clammy—Emergency Medicine clammy sweating
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up clammy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).