sticky note


Definition of sticky note

: a slip of notepaper having an adhesive strip on the back that allows attachment to and removal from a surface

Examples of sticky note in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tacked to the walls were posters and precinct maps flecked with yellow sticky notes. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, "Lauren Underwood’s Illinois District Considers Impeachment," 22 Nov. 2019 Pens, pencils, erasers, index cards, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, card stock, storage bins, pencil sharpeners, rulers, and sticky notes were all accepted in lieu of payment for tickets received between June 19 and July 19. Rachel Desantis,, "Las Vegas Will Temporarily Allow People to Pay for Parking Tickets with Food Donations," 18 Oct. 2019 Inside, several tables were set up for interviewers to take information from those seeking assistance, and a large white board was divided with responsibilities and sticky notes with the names of victims with their addresses. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Southern Baptists organize Imelda help for Liberty County," 9 Oct. 2019 Community members write their ideas on the sticky notes: school board coverage, political reporting, successful business stories. Jordyn Grzelewski,, "What comes next? End of Vindicator’s 150-year run adds to uncertainty in Youngstown," 1 Sep. 2019 Some sport star- and circle-shaped stickers; special cases are marked with neon sticky notes. Mike Morris,, "Recovery continues in Houston area 2 years after Harvey hit," 22 Aug. 2019 Colorful sticky notes with inspirational messages now obscure walls at subway stations and overpasses. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Hong Kong protests expand in geography and goals," 14 July 2019 The mural extends from the 9th floor to the 16th floor and is made up of approximately 26,000 sticky notes put on 96 windows. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 June 2019 Creature tracks its productivity through a series of sticky notes on a big board. Anna Beahm |, al, "Creature: breathing new life in old Birmingham," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sticky note

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sticky note was in 1978

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28 Nov 2019

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“Sticky note.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticky note

: a small piece of paper that has a strip of a sticky substance on the back so that it can be attached to a surface

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