concinnity

[ kuh n-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.

Nearby words

  1. conciliate,
  2. conciliation,
  3. conciliator,
  4. conciliatory,
  5. concinnate,
  6. concinnous,
  7. concise,
  8. concisely,
  9. conciseness,
  10. concision

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 Formsconcinnous, 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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