Definición de preciosity en inglés:


Saltos de línea: pre¦ci|os¦ity
Pronunciación: /ˌprɛʃɪˈɒsɪti


[mass noun]
Excessive refinement in art, music, or language: she uses dialect to create a poetry that is free of highbrow preciosity
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The wit, light approach and mastery of touch, scale and color balance the figurines’ rather foppish preciosity.
  • They are related to similarly proportioned glassware made in the 1890s, but the delicate tints and precarious attenuation are markers of preciosity and refinement.
  • This earlier reading had been grounded in a concern that the use of ideas ‘borrowed’ from other disciplines might make poetry ‘dependent on intellectual fashions and encourage preciosity.’


mid 19th century: suggested by French préciosité, a sense derived from Molière's Les Précieuses Ridicules (1659), a comedy in which ladies frequenting the literary salons of Paris were satirized.

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