Concinnity
Concinnity Con*cin"ni*ty, n. [L. concinnitas, fr. concinnus skillfully put together, beautiful. Of uncertain origin.] Internal harmony or fitness; mutual adaptation of parts; elegance; -- used chiefly of style of discourse. [R.] [1913 Webster]

An exact concinnity and eveness of fancy. --Howell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Concinnity — is the harmonious or purposeful reinforcement of the various parts of a work of art. Generally the higher the art, the higher the degree of concinnity.Concinnity comes from the Latin concintas , meaning skillfully put together. Although the… …   Wikipedia

  • concinnity — index accordance (understanding), conformity (agreement), consensus, proportion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2 …   Law dictionary

  • concinnity — [kən sin′ə tē] n. pl. concinnities [L concinnitas < concinnus, skillfully joined, beautiful < * con cid nos, cut together (so as to fit) < com , with + base of caedere, to cut: see CIDE] a skillful arrangement of parts; harmony; elegance …   English World dictionary

  • concinnity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Latin concinnitas, from concinnus skillfully put together Date: 1531 harmony or elegance of design especially of literary style in adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concinnity — /keuhn sin i tee/, n., pl. concinnities. 1. Rhet. 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. [1525 35; < L concinnitas, equiv. to concinn(us)… …   Universalium

  • concinnity — noun The harmonious reinforcement of the various parts of a work of art. Ant: inconcinnity …   Wiktionary

  • concinnity — [kən sɪnɪti] noun rare elegance of literary or artistic style. Origin C16: from L. concinnitas, from concinnus skilfully put together …   English new terms dictionary

  • concinnity — con·cin·ni·ty …   English syllables

  • concinnity — con•cin•ni•ty [[t]kənˈsɪn ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) rht harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse 2) any harmonious adaptation of parts • Etymology: 1525–35; < L concinnitās=concinn(us) neatly arranged …   From formal English to slang

  • concinnity — /kənˈsɪnəti/ (say kuhn sinuhtee) 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 effect. 2. any harmonious adaptation of parts. {Latin concinnitas, from… …   Australian English dictionary

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