an·​gu·​lar·​i·​ty | \ ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce angularity (audio) , -ˈla-rə- \
plural angularities

Definition of angularity

1 : the quality of being angular
2 angularities plural : angular outlines or characteristics

Examples of angularity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moft's signature angularity and soft foldable peripherals are on full display here. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 13 July 2022 The sand particles have been lab-tested for hardness, angularity and porosity. Bradley S. Klein, WSJ, 17 June 2022 As delightful as is this jubilee of angularity, Mr. Elliott is more successful when folding light than folding space. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2022 In fervently discerning closeups, Lubitsch catches Oberon’s flickering glances, Douglas’s curdling smiles of bonhomie, Meredith’s febrile angularity. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2021 Honja's living room wall looks dapper with an impromptu black-and-gray scallop pattern that offsets the angularity of her sofa. Kathy Barnes, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Feb. 2021 Note his lines — their fluidity, their angularity, their grace, their humor. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 7 Oct. 2020 Norton plays the vast and intricate composition with glittering angularity and tactile intensity, intellectual grandeur and joyful energy that make it, from the start, no less bracing and imaginative than Glenn Gould’s celebrated 1955 recording. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 12 Mar. 2020 His body has a rubbery angularity, like a poultry bone soaked in Coca-Cola. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 2 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of angularity

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angularity

borrowed from Medieval Latin angulāritāt-, angulāritās,,from Latin angulāris angular +-itāt-, -itās -ity

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24 Jul 2022

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“Angularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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