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[hwim-zi-kal-i-tee, wim-]
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noun, plural whim·si·cal·i·ties for 2.
  1. Also whim·si·cal·ness. whimsical quality or character.
  2. a whimsical notion, speech, or act.
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Origin of whimsicality

First recorded in 1750–60; whimsical + -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for whimsicality

Historical Examples

  • For a moment the whimsicality of it interrupted the current of his feeling.

    A Little Journey in the World

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Depressed and intent as he was, the whimsicality of the situation struck him.

    Their Pilgrimage

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • I am aware of his age as he talks and I get more of his spirit of whimsicality.

    My Wonderful Visit

    Charlie Chaplin

  • Doubtless, as you say, he was struck by the whimsicality of Cecily's costume.

  • The stories are touched with a peculiar delicacy and whimsicality.