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Borrowed from Old French felicite, from Latin felicitās (luck), from felix (lucky).


felicity (uncountable)

  1. Happiness.
  2. Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.
  3. Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.
  4. (semiotics, semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity.
    The quotation was rendered with felicity.
    • 2007 August 7, Joshua Ferris, “Table for two”, in New York Times[1]:
      The season’s main attraction, the felicities of the sun, dimmed in the light of our competition and our growing friendliness.


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