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 Like a number of zesty brands, the Double Bogey Club is twisting golf fashion away from its clichéd tackiness. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 The splitter, in particular, is a pitch in which grip is key, and there are big differences between the tackiness of the Japanese baseball and the one used by MLB. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2021 There can be an inescapable sense of classism at play when some folks talk about tackiness. Marie Southard Ospina, refinery29.com, 26 Jan. 2021 This Spurs-themed ugly Christmas sweater takes the tackiness a step further with the addition of 3-D graphics for a festive look that Coach Pop would definitely frown upon. Anastacia Uriegas, Chron, 17 Nov. 2020 And don’t hold your breath waiting for Trump to release his returns as presidents since Richard Nixon have done, no matter how many more stories about his tax tackiness appear. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2020 Just turning the page of a book or just to get a little tackiness on the fingers. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2020 Lightly flour the counter as needed if the dough is sticking; if there’s too much flour and the dough is merely sliding around rather than stretching, very lightly moisten your hands with water to create a little tackiness. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2020 The main set was a yacht recently redecorated with a tackiness that, rare for the Roys, glares with the golden ugliness of unchecked wealth. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2019

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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 24 Jun. 2021.

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