concinnity

[ kuhn-sin-i-tee ]
/ kənˈsɪn ɪ ti /

noun, plural con·cin·ni·ties.

Rhetoric.
  1. a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
  2. an instance of this.
any harmonious adaptation of parts.

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Origin of concinnity

1525–35; <Latin concinnitās, equivalent to concinn(us) concinnous + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for concinnity

concinnity
/ (kənˈsɪnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc

Derived forms of concinnity

concinnous, 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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