Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being liquid; fluency.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being liquid; liquidity; fluency.

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  • noun The quality of being liquid (flowing state of matter).
  • noun finance The quality of being liquid (easily sold or disposed of).

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

  • noun the property of flowing easily
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility

Etymologies

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liquid +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Slather on the Cool Whip in between and stack them lengthwise on a plate and cover the whole sideways tower with more Cool Whip and stick it in the refrigerator to chill, where the liquidness of the Whip oozes into the cookies and turns them into soft dough so when you slice crosswise through the tower you have an infinite layer cake.

    Cool Whip's New Aerosol Can

  • It's not as definitive as say Ambre Sultan's glottal liquidness or the delightful debauchery of Ambre Russe three spritzes of which could have you doing a field sobriety test, but it's amber in no uncertain terms.

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  • It's not as definitive as say Ambre Sultan's glottal liquidness or the delightful debauchery of Ambre Russe three spritzes of which could have you doing a field sobriety test, but it's amber in no uncertain terms.

    Perfume Review: Annick Goutal Les Orientalistes- Ambre Fetiche, Myrrhe Ardente, & Encens Flamboyant

  • It adds an unexpected zip to it, and all of a sudden your protein shake becomes more fun. its kind of liquid shake and then you bite on those blueberries as a treat. it definitely adds on a feeling of wholesomeness instead of just liquidness! may be its just me, i am known to enjoy things that others find weird.

    Photo food diary Sunday Dec. 7, 2008 | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Of his style and manner, if we think first of the romance-poetry and then of Chaucer's divine liquidness of diction, his divine fluidity of movement, it is difficult to speak temperately.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • It is often said that the power of liquidness and fluidity in Chaucer's verse was dependent upon a free, a licentious dealing with language, such as is now impossible; upon a liberty, such as Burns too enjoyed, of making words like _neck, bird_, into a dissyllable by adding to them, and words like _cause, rhyme_, into a dissyllable by sounding the _e_ mute.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • No coolness of the blue above, no liquidness of silver nights can quench their fierceness until they have consumed their prey.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • Of his style and manner, if we think first of the romance-poetry and then of Chaucer’s divine liquidness of diction, his divine fluidity of movement, it is difficult to speak temperately.

    The Study of Poetry

  • It is often said that the power of liquidness and fluidity in Chaucer’s verse was dependent upon a free, a licentious dealing with language, such as is now impossible; upon a liberty, such as Burns too enjoyed, of making words like neck, bird, into a disyllable by adding to them, and words like cause, rhyme, into a disyllable by sounding the e mute.

    The Study of Poetry

  • The free use of the diminutive termination in _ie_ or _y_ -- a termination capable of expressing endearment, familiarity, ridicule, and contempt as well as mere smallness -- not only has considerable effect in emotional shading, but contributes to the liquidness of the verse by lessening the number of consonantal endings that make English seem harsh and abrupt to many foreign ears.

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

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