Meaning of “celerity” in the English Dictionary

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"celerity" in British English

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celeritynoun [ U ]

uk /səˈler.ə.ti/ us /səˈler.ə.t̬i/ formal

Examples from literature

  • Ethan expected to hear the shambling step going away with a celerity proportionate to the importance of the errand. 
  • Having collected all their forces, with loud whooping and encouraging shouts to one another, they led towards us with great celerity. 
  • He poured his own drink and shoved the bottles toward his friend, who helped himself with skilful celerity. 
  • The dog vanished with astonishing celerity, and each guest turned his dish bottom upward to show that all was gone. 
  • There were two private nurses to wait on me, and they moved with the celerity of antelopes in response to my slightest bidding. 

(Definition of “celerity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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