an·​gu·​lar·​i·​ty ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce angularity (audio)
plural angularities
: the quality of being angular
angularities plural : angular outlines or characteristics

Examples of angularity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout, Perry gives both voice and orchestra an appealing combination of Neo-Baroque angularity and post-Romantic warmth. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 This protective laptop case resembles a high-tech bank vault with its rugged angularity. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023 Imaginative overflow, however, is always more appealing than a dearth, and though the rounded beauty of Disney’s draftsmanship—remember the cathedral-like cavern of the whale’s interior—can never be erased, the angularity of this latest attempt has a piercing punch of its own. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2022 These sketches looked nothing like her; the face long and hard and mature, the nose aquiline; her youthful moon face replaced with a kind of sinister bony angularity. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2023 Architecture firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, which brought a cool angularity with pops of color to the Four Seasons Kyoto, devised airy interiors for the 100-passenger ship, including an observation lounge near the bow with floor-to-ceiling windows and 180-degree views. Nancy Trejos, Travel + Leisure, 3 Oct. 2020 These curved elements also provide a contrast of forms next to the angularity of the soaring roof. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 23 Jan. 2023 In this sleek option, geometric shapes bring an angularity, while snowy white pillows offer up a feminine touch. Leah Melby Clinton, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Dec. 2022 Its proportions, angularity and legibility work for me. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of angularity was in 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Angularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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