Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
In agreement or harmony.
Examples of Congruous in a sentence
"The noise from the hotel bar was congruous with its reputation as an all-night party spot."
"City officials paired a redesign of the park with a congruous set of new community programs."
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“Congruous” is based directly on the Latin “congruous,” meaning “coinciding with.”
Did you Know?
Though “incongruous” is a common word today, “congruous,” on which it's based, is lesser known. “Congruent” is a geometric term meaning identical in form, but “congruous” applies to things being in harmony, but not exactly the same. For example, a theater’s lighting setup is often designed to be congruous with its sound system in order to deliver a cohesive experience.