Tacky - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtækɪ|  American pronunciation of the word tacky
Brit.  |ˈtækɪ|  British pronunciation of the word tacky


- (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
tacky varnish
- tastelessly showy (syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tatty, tawdry, trashy)

Extra examples

It's kind of tacky to give her a present that someone else gave you.

The paint's still slightly tacky.

...some tacky little gaud that they had picked up at a souvenir stand at an amusement park...

...tacky souvenir shops to which first-time tourists had been decoyed into spending their hard-earned money...

Word forms

comparative: tackier
superlative: tackiest
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