Definition of urbanity in English:


Line breaks: ur¦ban|ity
Pronunciation: /əːˈbanɪti


[mass noun]
  • 2Urban life: a picture of banal urbanity
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    • It is a style that is rooted in tradition and the exotic, yet reflects the dynamism of modern urbanity.
    • Henen draws on her awareness of middle class urbanity in her work.
    • That such cosmopolitan urbanity both exists in Croatia and mingles freely with the country's pastoral charm does not surprise Croatians; what surprises them is how slow the rest of the world has been to catch on.


mid 16th century: from French urbanité or Latin urbanitas, from urbanus 'belonging to the city' (see urban).

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