Definition of stretchiness in US English:



  • See stretchy

    • ‘The elastic collagen fibres in the skin lose their elasticity, resulting in permanent loss of stretchiness and permanent wrinkling.’
    • ‘The resulting material has six times the strength of unprocessed copper yet retains most of the metal's characteristic ductility, or stretchiness.’
    • ‘It's thick and heavy-gauge rib knit structure provides natural stretchiness to ensure a perfect fit.’
    • ‘If the stretchiness is altered slightly, the note is no longer exactly what it's supposed to be, but it's still recognisably musical.’
    • ‘For decades, however, detailed understanding of how that stretchiness toughens these materials has eluded researchers.’