mirativity

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Etymology[edit]

From mirative +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

mirativity ‎(uncountable)

  1. (grammar, of a mood) The quality of being mirative, that is, of expressing (surprise at) an unexpected revelation or new information.
    • 2014, The Grammar of Knowledge, page 212:
      A non-evidential extension of the dubitative marker is associated with mirativity, found in contexts when the speaker is stunned or perplexed by a discovery.

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