Definition of tenuity in English:


Line breaks: tenu|ity
Pronunciation: /tɪˈnjuːɪti


[mass noun]
Lack of solidity or substance; thinness: the tenuity of the barrier between them
More example sentences
  • They had the tall curve of elms, the tenuity of poplars, the ashen colour of olives under a rainy sky; and they stretched ahead of me for half a mile or more without a break in their arch.
  • The universal ether of science, which exists in extreme tenuity, can be proved to possess some weight.
  • The exceeding tenuity of the object of our dread was apparent; for all heavenly objects were plainly visible through it.


late Middle English: from Latin tenuitas, from tenuis 'thin'.

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