Simple Definition of formality
: a formal quality
: something that is required or usual but that has little true meaning or importance
: a formal part, activity, etc.
Examples of formality in a sentence
Her use of old-fashioned language lends an air of formality to her writing.
He failed to appreciate the formality of the occasion.
They haven't approved the loan yet, but that's just a mere formality.
First Known Use of formality
Rhymes with formality
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FORMALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of formality for Students
1 : the quality or state of being formal <the formality of the occasion>
2 : an established way of doing something <wedding formalities>
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