iconicity

noun
ico·nic·i·ty | \ˌī-kə-ˈni-sə-tē \

Definition of iconicity 

: correspondence between form and meaning the iconicity of the Roman numeral III

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The Juul iconicity was birthed much faster: through social media. New York Times, "The Juul Is Too Cool," 7 Apr. 2018 That fading of the skin makes her subjects seem dreamy, almost mythological, as opposed to Wiley’s iconicity. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "The new Obama portraits are gorgeous alone, but combine strangely.," 12 Feb. 2018 The combination of skills, longevity, crossover appeal, hits, and general iconicity, if that's even a word. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Is Justin Timberlake the Best Male Pop Star of the 21st Century? (Staff Debate)," 1 Feb. 2018 Her voice, sharp and enigmatic as ever, is a national treasure, her stage presence hasn't become one iota less captivating in over 40 years of iconicity, and her songs are just the best songs. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "Fleetwood Mac Reigns Supreme at Day Two of Classic East Festival," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of iconicity

1946, in the meaning defined above

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