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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 16th century


The skillful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something.


Studied elegance of literary or artistic style.

Examples of Concinnity in a sentence

"The combined effect of the performances, stage sets, and dazzling lighting made the Broadway show a model of concinnity."

"Masha seeks out art that displays a complex concinnity of African influences."

About Concinnity

“Concinnity” is based on the Latin “concinnitās” (meaning “skillfully put together”).

Did you Know?

Year after year, critics rate the 1972 film “The Godfather” as one of the finest movies ever made. Perhaps its concinnity elevates Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film above all other gangster movies. The film's masterful script contains memorable and easily quotable lines, and it’s also legendarily well acted by Marlon Brando, as the titular Godfather, and Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and James Caan, among others. The film is carefully shot to exude a unique aesthetic that creates a world of its own — and the soundtrack is likewise notably memorable. The concinnity of these forces is at the root of the success of “The Godfather.”

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