Definition of alacritous in English:

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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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