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noun, plural ru·ral·i·ties.
  1. rural character.
  2. a rural characteristic, matter, or scene.
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Origin of rurality

First recorded in 1720–30; rural + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rurality

Historical Examples of rurality

  • This is only one of the many pilgrimages that may be made in Greater New York, and shows only one sort of rurality.

    New York Sketches

    Jesse Lynch Williams

  • Lucy offered to invite other neighbors; Mrs. Bazalgette replied she didn't want to be bothered with rurality.

  • Rurality is (appropriately enough) in its last ditch, while civilization has established a precarious outpost beside it.

    The Bath Road

    Charles G. (Charles George) Harper