crowd·​ed·​ness | \ ˈkrau̇-dəd-nəs How to pronounce crowdedness (audio) \

Definition of crowdedness

: the quality or state of being crowded

Examples of crowdedness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bass-blurts, ragged spikes of treble, a terrible crowdedness or crammedness in the midrange. James Parker, The Atlantic, "Neil Young’s Boring, Prophetic Message to Readers," 28 Sep. 2019 Based on user crowdedness responses between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Sunday. Paul Berger, WSJ, "How Jam-Packed Will My Train Be? Google Says It Has the Answer," 27 June 2019 The data is coming after months of Google asking passengers who use the app questions about the level of crowdedness during their transit trips. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Google Maps can now warn you about how crowded buses and trains are," 28 June 2019 For months, Google has been asking some people who use Google Maps to provide additional details about the level of crowdedness of their transit trips. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Google will now tell you how crowded your bus or train is likely to be," 27 June 2019 In the end, the crowdedness of Aquaman almost takes all the fun out of a movie about a mariner hero, his gorgeous hair, and a bunch of giant crabs. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed marine opera and cheesy comic book fun," 11 Dec. 2018 Schneider was released from jail on the same day he was admitted due to the over-crowdedness of the prison. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "John Schneider asks court to restore jail sentence for unpaid alimony after being released early," 21 July 2018 Its crowdedness seems to amplify the collective anxiety of the artists witnessing, resisting and, at times, celebrating their road to perdition. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Walk Through This Exhibition With Dread. You Know Where It Leads.," 5 Apr. 2018 The sense of crowdedness has been exacerbated in recent years by chefs and diners themselves. Tom Sietsema, The Denver Post, "The latest loathsome restaurant trend: no space between tables," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of crowdedness

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Crowdedness.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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