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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oi-lee]
    • /ˈɔɪ li/
    • /ˈɔɪ.lɪ.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oi-lee]
    • /ˈɔɪ li/

Definitions of oiliness word

  • adjective oiliness smeared or covered with oil; greasy: an oily road surface. 1
  • adjective oiliness of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling oil. 1
  • adjective oiliness of or relating to oil. 1
  • adjective oiliness full of or containing oil. 1
  • adjective oiliness smooth or unctuous, as in manner or speech: an oily hypocrite. 1
  • adverb oiliness in an oily manner. 1

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Origin of oiliness

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; oil + -y1

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Parts of speech for Oiliness


oiliness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oiliness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oiliness

noun oiliness

  • greasiness — smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.
  • fattiness — The quality of being fatty.

Top questions with oiliness

  • how to reduce skin oiliness?
  • how to control face oiliness?
  • how to remove oiliness from face?
  • how to reduce oiliness of hair?
  • how to reduce oiliness of skin?

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