topicality

noun
top·​i·​cal·​i·​ty | \ ˌtä-pə-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce topicality (audio) \
plural topicalities

Definition of topicality

1 : the quality or state of being topical
2 : an item of topical interest

Examples of topicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the same, artistic producer and director Shanara Gabrielle situates her production squarely in the region of topicality, a dimension absent in previous incarnations, including a Signature Theatre version in 1997. Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2021 There’s a topicality, too, to its most critical subplot, involving a multimillion-Euro proposal to renovate a social housing estate fallen into scarcely habitable disrepair. Guy Lodge, Variety, 2 Sep. 2021 In Treatment is in general much more attuned to the zeitgeist than the earlier seasons starring Gabriel Byrne were, and blunt topicality shows up in each character’s story, most especially Colin and Laila. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 There was no attempt to update the period or underscore the work’s topicality. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021 The predominantly English-language film should gather further interest from festival programmers and art-house distributors on the strength of its topicality and emotional accessibility. Guy Lodge, Variety, 28 Aug. 2021 In Treatment is in general much more attuned to the zeitgeist than the earlier seasons starring Gabriel Byrne were, and blunt topicality shows up in each character’s story, most especially Colin and Laila. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 In Treatment is in general much more attuned to the zeitgeist than the earlier seasons starring Gabriel Byrne were, and blunt topicality shows up in each character’s story, most especially Colin and Laila. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 In Treatment is in general much more attuned to the zeitgeist than the earlier seasons starring Gabriel Byrne were, and blunt topicality shows up in each character’s story, most especially Colin and Laila. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of topicality

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Sep 2021

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“Topicality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topicality. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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