Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Moisture; moistness; moderate humidity: as, the dampness of a fog, of the ground, or of a cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.
  • noun Degree to which something is damp or moist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a slight wetness

Etymologies

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damp +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Across his chest he laid his Mauser rifle, lingering affectionately for a moment to wipe the dampness from the barrel.

    Koolau the Leper

  • Luckily, we have a fancy bathroom that includes a drying feature, but my main concern about dampness is a stickiness on the veneer flooring.

    Safety Japan

  • Under his palm he could still feel a slight dampness from the sap; it was oozing out little by little, like the blood of a man slowly bleeding to death .

    Sunday Salon: Scent of the Night

  • Under his palm he could still feel a slight dampness from the sap; it was oozing out little by little, like the blood of a man slowly bleeding to death .

    Sunday Salon: Scent of the Night

  • Under his palm he could still feel a slight dampness from the sap; it was oozing out little by little, like the blood of a man slowly bleeding to death .

    December 2007

  • Across his chest he laid his Mauser rifle, lingering affectionately for a moment to wipe the dampness from the barrel.

    Koolau the Leper

  • Mauser rifle, lingering affectionately for a moment to wipe the dampness from the barrel.

    Koolau the Leper

  • The atmosphere threw off that chilly dampness which is felt after the passage of a great meteor.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The atmosphere threw off that chilly dampness which is felt after the passage of a great meteor.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Well, from that he started in, an 'he didn't stop tell he had expounded about every kind of dampness that ever descended from heaven or rose from the earth.

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

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  • Citation on sunshiny.

    May 21, 2008

  • C'mon, this doesn't cut it. Go moist!

    October 21, 2008