Simple Definition of contrivance
: something that causes things to happen in a story in a way that does not seem natural or believable
: the use of contrivances in a story
: a machine or piece of equipment made with skill and cleverness
Examples of contrivance
The story is filled with plot contrivances that do not fit the ending.
He told the story honestly and without contrivance.
a contrivance to get out of doing the work
He convinced her to go without using contrivance.
First Known Use of contrivance
CONTRIVANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of contrivance
: something (as a scheme or a mechanical device) produced with skill and cleverness
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