Definition of concinnity in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsɪnɪti/


[mass noun] rare
1The skilful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something.
Example sentences
  • That geologic concinnity's taste is what we know and who we are.
  • For a half-century, some version of this integrated vision, with its logical progression and simple concinnity - shuttle to station, station to ship, and thence to the planets!
  • Chronic impatience for getting to the "bottom line" or to "the point" dulls sensitivity to what concinnity stands for.
1.1Studied elegance of literary or artistic style.
Example sentences
  • No mall store could create a thing of such simple, fragile concinnity.
  • Generally the higher the art, the higher the degree of concinnity.


Mid 16th century: from Latin concinnitas, from concinnus 'skilfully put together'.

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