[el-i-guh n-see]

noun, plural el·e·gan·cies.

Origin of elegancy

From the Latin word ēlegantia, dating back to 1525–35. See elegant, -ancy
Related formshy·per·el·e·gan·cy, nounsu·per·el·e·gan·cy, noun, plural su·per·el·e·gan·cies.
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Examples from the Web for elegancy

Historical Examples of elegancy

  • Whence it comes to pass that all her gifts, elegancy, and graces corrupt and perish.

    The Praise of Folly

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • I took fust-class when at school in the States for elegancy and deportment.

  • And they that think it culpably defective in phrase, aptness, or elegancy of style.

    A Christian Directory

    Baxter Richard

  • The maple, (says Pliny) for the elegancy and fineness of the wood, is next to the very cedar it self.

  • However, he is a fanciful man, and thinks there is no 220 elegancy nor wit but in his own way of talking.