tack·​i·​ness | \ ˈta-kē-nəs How to pronounce tackiness (audio) \

Definition of tackiness

: the quality or state of being tacky

Examples of tackiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All in all the, Saucy Glosses felt moisturizing and comfortable on the lips without any tackiness or stickiness. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 29 July 2022 The Hollywood Bowl represents L.A. in all its naked splendor, idealism, commercialism, diversity, communal aspirations toward equality, social division, tackiness and even sordidness. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 There are many things to admire about the production, from its madeleine-esque needle drops to its relish in the baggy tackiness of so much ’90s fashion. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 IndyCars also lack power steering and feature wider, softer tires offering superior grip yet requiring a driver to quickly raise their temperature to improve the tires’ tackiness. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Jan. 2022 And tackiness can take many forms, from ostentatious displays of wealth to proud displays of cheapness. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2021 Tamales will still be soft to the touch, and with a slight tackiness. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 9 Dec. 2021 The prototypes used in Triple-A have a substance applied to them to create a bit of tackiness. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 24 Sep. 2021 Soon science develops a drink that produces natural tackiness on the palms of pitchers’ hands? Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tackiness

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Tackiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackiness. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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