Definition of felicity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fəˈlɪsəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlɪsəti//
    (pl. felicities) (formal or literary)
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  1. 1[uncountable] great happiness
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of being well chosen or suitable The story is told with great felicity of style.
  3. 3felicities [plural] well-chosen or successful features, especially in a speech or piece of writing Her book displays many subtle linguistic felicities. The pianist’s performance contained no shortage of felicities.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French felicite, from Latin felicitas, from felix, felic- ‘happy’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: felicity