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concinnity

[kuh n-sin-i-tee] /kənˈsɪn ɪ ti/
noun, plural concinnities.
1.
Rhetoric.
  1. a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
  2. an instance of this.
2.
any harmonious adaptation of parts.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin concinnitās, equivalent to concinn(us) concinnous + -itās -ity
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concinnity

/kənˈsɪnɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc
Derived Forms
concinnous, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin concinnitās a skilful combining of various things, from concinnāre to adjust, of obscure origin
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