felicity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English felicite, from Anglo-French felicité, from Latin felicitat-, felicitas, from felic-, felix fruitful, happy — more at feminine Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being happy; especially great happiness <
marital felicity
>
b. an instance of happiness 2. something that causes happiness 3. a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language <
a felicity with words
>
4. an apt expression

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