[ ih-moh-shuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ɪˌmoʊ ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti /


emotional state or quality: the emotionality of the artistic temperament.

Origin of emotionality

First recorded in 1860–65; emotional + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM emotionality

hy·per·e·mo·tion·al·i·ty, nouno·ver·e·mo·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for emotionality

  • All these things—vanity, emotionality, romanticism, courtship—are poor training for the home.

    The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson
  • The fact must be told in brief sentences, with a total absence of emotionality.

    Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
  • A certain combination in this class produces the trait of "emotionality," or superficial feeling and sympathy.

    How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson
  • The Jewish home reverberates with emotionality and largely through this attitude of the Jewish housewife.

    The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson