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 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, "Paint-Pen Murals and Stenciled Designs Fill This Home with a Riot of Color," 23 Feb. 2021 Note his lines — their fluidity, their angularity, their grace, their humor. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Right Words," 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, "An Underheralded Pianist Whose Life’s Work Is on YouTube," 12 Mar. 2020 His body has a rubbery angularity, like a poultry bone soaked in Coca-Cola. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Problem With Joker Isn't Its Brutal Violence. It's the Muddled Message It Sends About Our Times," 2 Oct. 2019 His body has a rubbery angularity, like a chicken bone soaked in Coca-Cola. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Joker Wants to Be a Movie About the Emptiness of Our Culture. Instead, It’s a Prime Example of It," 31 Aug. 2019 But today, its distinctive angularity looks almost intentional, intensifying the story’s stark loneliness. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Paratopic is a short, grimy horror game with a style straight out of 1998," 29 Apr. 2018 Highlighter must be applied to maximize the feline angularity of her face. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Being a Beauty Mogul Is Easy. Just Ask Keyshia Ka’oir Davis.," 12 Feb. 2018 Although Johnson’s interior taste at the time ran on strict Miesian lines, with a monochrome palette and a lot of Bauhaus angularity, Dominique de Menil famously asked her couturier, the temperamental genius Charles James, to decorate the house. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Beyond Marfa: Vogue’s Hamish Bowles Departs for an Art Excursion in Houston," 11 Dec. 2017

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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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“Angularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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