Focus on the pronunciation of formality
English definition of “formality”
/fɔːˈmæləti/ (plural formalities)
› [C, usually singular] something that must be done but that is unlikely to affect an agreement that has already been made: little more than/only/merely a formality There are still some details to be sorted out, but I believe it's only a formality. Background checks often are a mere formality in the hiring process.