rock·​i·​ness | \ ˈrä-kē-nəs How to pronounce rockiness (audio) \

Definition of rockiness

: the quality or state of being rocky

Examples of rockiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the rockiness in AMC’s shares, the influence of online traders on the stock market showed no sign of abating. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Despite the rockiness of September, Wall Street bagged its best back-to-back quarters since 2009, with the S&P 500 growing 8.5 percent and the Dow gaining 7.6 percent. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2020 Some of the rockiness of the days since Floyd's death May 25 dissipated on Tuesday night, with demonstrations continuing around the country, but without major reports of violence. Amy Forliti, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2020 The idea of a public cease-fire doesn’t change the rockiness of negotiations over a new PBA to replace the one expiring in September., 15 Dec. 2019 One of her former crushes (and one of her love letter recipients from the last film), John Ambrose McClaren, steps back into her life, which will likely cause some rockiness between her and Peter. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Dec. 2019 The amount of nighttime glow indicates the relative rockiness of a crater and thus, the method assumes, its age. Quanta Magazine, 17 Jan. 2019 Theory says there should be no such dearth of dollar funding obtained synthetically, but since the 2008 crisis there’s a scarcity that comes and goes, signaling fear ahead of rockiness in the global economy. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2019 But by lowering the bar, investors will have to brace for greater volatility in a market already known for its rockiness and gambling-like atmosphere. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of rockiness

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Rockiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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