static cling

noun

Definition of 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 These popular ones come with cute static cling stickers to decorate and personalize the surface, which can make for a fun craft for your kids. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "9 face shields to help protect yourself this summer," 9 July 2020 Wool dryer balls Wool dryer balls claim to speed up drying times and reduce static cling in a more sustainable and natural way than dryer sheets. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "The 25 products our readers loved most in October," 30 Oct. 2019 Add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to your wash cycle and say goodbye to annoying static cling (the acid reduces static). Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "12 Extraordinarily Handy Uses for White Vinegar," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of static cling

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Static cling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/static%20cling. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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