Definition of alacritous in English:


Line breaks: alac|ri¦tous
Pronunciation: /əˈlakrɪtəs


  • Brisk or lively: she danced her solos with vigour and alacritous changes of focus
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    • She danced her solos with a stage-devouring vigor and alacritous changes of focus that thrilled me, as did Fairchild in his own solos.
    • Watching their measures, grave and alacritous, under Karoui's unflagging baton, was an unalloyed pleasure.
    • Suzanne Farrell has called Barocco twenty minutes of heaven, and to be among its eight alacritous corps dancers was a privilege reserved for the company's most experienced girls.


mid 19th century: from alacrity + -ous.

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