- a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
- an instance of this.
- any harmonious adaptation of parts.
Origin of concinnity
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Related Words for concinnityarrangement, unity, melody, composition, tune, chord, unison, consonance, concert, richness, concurrence, piece, chime, chorus, euphony, symphony, triad, blend, overtone, blending
Examples from the Web for concinnity
Historical Examples of concinnity
The tendency of his genius had never been, and at the end was less than ever, in the direction of concinnity.
- a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc
Word Origin for concinnity
C16: from Latin concinnitās a skilful combining of various things, from concinnāre to adjust, of obscure origin
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