concinnity

concinnity

[kuhn-sin-i-tee]
noun, plural concinnities.
1.
Rhetoric.
a.
a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
b.
an instance of this.
2.
any harmonious adaptation of parts.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin concinnitās, equivalent to concinn(us) concinnous + -itās -ity

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concinnity (kənˈsɪnɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
a harmonious arrangement of parts, esp in literary works, speeches, etc
 
[C16: from Latin concinnitās a skilful combining of various things, from concinnāre to adjust, of obscure origin]
 
con'cinnous
 
adj

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