[ kuh n-sin-i-tee ]
/ kənˈsɪn ɪ ti /
noun, plural con·cin·ni·ties.
- a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
- an instance of this.
any harmonious adaptation of parts.
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Words nearby concinnity
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Example sentences from the Web for concinnity
The tendency of his genius had never been, and at the end was less than ever, in the direction of concinnity.
British Dictionary definitions for concinnity
/ (kənˈsɪnɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc
Derived forms of concinnityconcinnous, adjective
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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