[ ser-uh n-dip-i-tee ]
/ ˌsɛr ənˈdɪp ɪ ti /
an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.
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Origin of serendipity
OTHER WORDS FROM serendipityser·en·dip·it·er, ser·en·dip·i·tist, ser·en·dip·per, noun
Words nearby serendipity
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British Dictionary definitions for serendipitist
/ (ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪtɪ) /
the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident
Derived forms of serendipityserendipitous, adjective
Word Origin for serendipity
C18: coined by Horace Walpole, from the Persian fairytale The Three Princes of Serendip, in which the heroes possess this gift
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