top·​i·​cal·​i·​ty ˌtä-pə-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce topicality (audio)
plural topicalities
: the quality or state of being topical
: an item of topical interest

Examples of topicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maher’s trite topicality shtick goes back to his 2008 film Religulous, an ugly blend of atheism and the anti-Americanism of the Bush II years. Armond White, National Review, 7 June 2024 Hollywood might also, one gathers, embrace the topicality of Van Booy’s subject matter. Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2024 At least there will be local interest in Denmark, where the true story the film is based on is well-known, but The Girl With the Needle could have a much wider appeal given its urgent topicality. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 In a reach for topicality, this attempt to draw historical antisemitic parallels feels rushed and lopsided at best. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for topicality 

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of topicality was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Topicality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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