Concinnity definition

kən-sĭnĭ-tē
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Harmony in the arrangement or interarrangement of parts with respect to a whole.
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Studied elegance and facility in style of expression.
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An instance of harmonious arrangement or studied elegance and facility.
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A skillful arrangement of parts; harmony; elegance, esp. of literary style.
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(music) The harmonious reinforcement of the various parts of a work of art.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
concinnity
Plural:
concinnities

Origin of concinnity

  • From Latin concinnitās from concinnāre to put in order from concinnus deftly joined

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined 1531 by Sir Thomas Elyot in his treatise, The Boke Named The Governor, from Latin concinnitās (“skillfully put together”).

    From Wiktionary