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felicity

noun uk   /fəˈlɪs.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ literary

felicity noun (HAPPINESS)

felicity noun (SUITABLE WORDS)

[U] the fact that words or remarks are suitable and express what was intended: As a songwriter, he combined great linguistic felicity with an ear for a tune. [C usually plural] a word or remark that is suitable or right and expresses well the intended thought or feeling: Her article contained one or two verbal felicities that will stay in my mind for years.
Translations of “felicity”
in Spanish felicidad, alegría…
in French félicité…
in German die Glückseligkeit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幸福, 幸運, 令人幸福的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幸福, 幸运, 令人幸福的事…
(Definition of felicity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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