static cling


: the tendency of a material (such as fabric) to adhere to another material or surface because of a buildup of static electricity

Examples of static cling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drop in a sheet to add softness and remove static cling. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 Wipe away static cling When static cling season begins, clothes might stick to you, or taking off your hat might make your hair stand up straight. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023 For best results, use with all free and clear fabric softener and dryer sheets, which also help to reduce static cling in the dryer. 21. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2023 For optimal results, use it in combination with all free clear fabric softener and dryer sheets to achieve both cleanliness and softness while reducing static cling. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2023 These dryer balls are made of wool that can last more than 1,000 loads and work to lessen drying time, de-wrinkle and fluff laundry without the static cling. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Mar. 2023 For the best results, use all Free Clear fabric softener and dryer sheets to get clean, soft clothes with reduced static cling. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2023 To get the absolute best results, pair this product with all free clear fabric softener and dryer sheets that reduce static cling while delivering both cleanliness and extreme softness in every wash cycle. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 Plaid blanket skirts were layered over plaid tights (some static cling was involved) or plaid pants under plaid sweaters in marigold and grape, raspberry and that electric blue. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of static cling was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Static cling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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