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
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.
Suction grabbers can’t work in a vacuum, and sticky chemical adhesives fail in the extreme temperatures of Earth’s orbit.
The chemical filter formula is luxurious: silky not sticky, super hydrating (my skin went from looking noticeably dry to dewy), and loaded with vitamins, adding a skin-care-esque edge.
For various reasons – age, injury, ability – the search continued until a sticky hot Thursday evening, when a speedy point guard from Kentucky slid to No. 5 and into the waiting arms of the Kings.
The optimal slime is not too wet, not too sticky, stretchy and malleable.
Salted Butter Pecan Cake If a sticky bun and a layer cake fell in love and got married, this cake would be their baby.
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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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