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
But the real genius of Popbar appears at first glance to be the chain’s solution to the sticky-finger, ice cream sandwich conundrum.
Hagfish secrete sticky ooze when they're attacked, startled or, apparently, catapulted from a truck into oncoming traffic.
Photos show one car just dripping with the sticky substance.
His Arabian territories stretched beyond the holy cities of Islam to the mountains of Yemen and the Persian Gulf, where there were rumoured to lie vast caverns of the sticky black liquid soon to replace coal as the world’s chief source of power.
Along the way, Veronica navigates the treacherous halls of high school filled with obnoxious 1-percenters, aka the 09ers, and sticky social issues that are still super timely right now.
With the arrival of summer comes hot, humid and sticky weather in Kentucky.
Late-stage gypsy moth caterpillars drop to the ground at night and climb back up the trunks during the morning, getting caught in the sticky burlap.
Thousands of years ago, indigenous groups living on the California Channel Islands made leak-proof water bottles by weaving rush plants together and coating them with bitumen, a type of raw petroleum that turns sticky when melted.
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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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