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

Definition of tackiness

: the quality or state of being tacky

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Bring on the feathers, the rhinestones, the prints, and the tackiness. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Hailey Baldwin Wore a Pink Thong (Thong, Th-Thong, Thong Thong) to the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Under Trumpism, politics have an aesthetic, and that aesthetic is tacky, and the tackiness is disappointing. Constance Grady, Vox, "What it means that we keep talking about America like it’s a TV show," 27 Dec. 2018 Such skittishness could easily be interpreted as tacit acknowledgment of the inherent tackiness of vaping, which has long been associated with a certain kind of flat-brim-hat-wearing bro. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Health Concerns About Vaping are Growing—Here's Why," 2 Apr. 2018 The almost-tackiness of the couch is mitigated by the molding on the doors behind her. Stella Bugbee, The Cut, "This Picture of Phoebe Philo Is My Platonic Ideal of Chic," 22 Dec. 2017 The tackiness added a helpful grip, lending itself to neater, longer-lasting braids. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "5 Easy Beauty Tricks From New York Fashion Week," 10 Sep. 2017 Del Rey shined In front of a neon sign that oozed the romanticized tackiness of Hollywood. Ilana Kaplan, Billboard, "Lana Del Rey Stuns In the Rain at Norway's Oya Fest," 10 Aug. 2017 My skin was left with a slight sheen and mild tackiness — not ideal for daily wear, but totally doable for a day at the beach. Jessica Prince Erlich, The Cut, "9 Spray-On Sunscreens That Make Avoiding Sun Damage Easy," 23 June 2017 Here, the softer Italian and French cheeses developed the slightest bit of undesirable tackiness where the cut surface was exposed to the air in the Grotto. Joe Ray, WIRED, "Review: Cheese Grotto," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of tackiness

1883, in the meaning defined above

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tackle block

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