Definition of transience in English:

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transience

Pronunciation: /ˈtranzɪəns/
(also transiency /ˈtranzɪənsi/)

noun

[mass noun]
The state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitoriness: the transience of life and happiness
More example sentences
  • It speaks to the way life comes and goes, with its beauties and tragedies, through its balletic recording of transience and impermanence.
  • In that moment, I could have been the only person in the world, and although I was aware of its transience, I appreciated it like a bubble, with its fragility only enhancing its beauty.
  • Getting anywhere in this country takes times, but Mali shows not only the transience of empires, it shows you can make wonderful things, even of mud.
Synonyms
temporariness, transitoriness, impermanence, brevity, briefness, shortness, ephemerality, short-livedness, momentariness, mutability, instability, volatility
literary evanescence
rare caducity, fugitiveness

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