Definition of sticky
stickilyplay \ˈsti-kə-lē\ adverb
stickinessplay \ˈsti-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of sticky in a Sentence
The sap is very sticky.
There is a sticky substance on the table.
The paint was still sticky.
The weather was hot and sticky.
Recent Examples of sticky from the Web
For instance, the Ecuadoran species Theridion nigroannulatum hunts by hanging sticky strands of web from a leaf and then hiding.
Stories suffuse the old Pioneer Square bar like the tobacco smoke that left a sticky goo on the wallpaper, which its new owners — who plan to revive the place — have already replaced.
Augustine was referring to comments jotted down on sticky notes by residents and affixed to poster boards during last week's meeting.
Despite these different tactics, all of these species rely on the sticky nature of their dry silk.
After 10 minutes, aided by scraping the bowl a few times, that soggy mass will meld into a supple, slightly sticky ball.
Ms. Rzonca wrote the sentence down on a sticky note and attached it to his work.
The Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia is plagued by brazen thieves who sneak up on tourists and make off with anything their sticky fingers can grab: sunglasses, hats, cameras, flip-flops.
My daughter and I are both sticky with sweat, pushing our way through the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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First Known Use of sticky
STICKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sticky for English Language Learners
: having a substance (such as glue or honey) on it that things easily attach to : covered in a substance that things stick to
of a substance : tending to have things attach to it : tending to have things stick to it
: unpleasantly warm and humid
STICKY Defined for Kids
Definition of sticky for Students
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