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felicity

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

felicity noun (HAPPINESS)

[U] happiness, luck, or a condition that produces positive results: the dubious felicity of marriage

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.
(Definition of felicity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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