how to pronounce tacky


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the above transcription of tacky is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tacky is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of tacky in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to peel off it should only feel tacky to …”

meanings of tacky


  1. Shabby, dowdy in one's appearance or dress.
  2. Of low quality.
  3. Of a substance, slightly sticky.
  4. In poor taste.
  5. Gaudy or flashy.


  1. Alternative form of tackey.

tacky frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tacky occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tacky can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tacky can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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