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elegancy

[el-i-guh n-see] /ˈɛl ɪ gən si/
noun, plural elegancies.
1.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin ēlegantia. See elegant, -ancy
Related forms
hyperelegancy, noun
superelegancy, noun, plural superelegancies.
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  • The elegancy, facility, and golden cadence of poesy.
  • But he loves it for its elegancy, not for its austerity.
British Dictionary definitions for elegancy

elegance

/ˈɛlɪɡəns/
noun (pl) -gances, -gancies
1.
dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour
2.
good taste in design, style, arrangement, etc
3.
something elegant; a refinement
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