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intricacy

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noun in·tri·ca·cy \ˈin-tri-kə-sē\

Simple Definition of intricacy

  • : the quality or state of being complex or having many parts : the quality or state of being intricate

  • : something that is complex or detailed : something intricate

Full Definition of intricacy

plural in·tri·ca·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being intricate

  2. 2 :  something intricate <the intricacies of a plot>

Examples of intricacy

  1. She admired the composition for its beauty and intricacy.

  2. I had trouble following all the intricacies in the plot.

  3. the intricacies of English grammar



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First Known Use of intricacy

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