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

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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 Hong Kong Cultural Centre BamBam performs in front of the triangular archway, which reflects the angularity of the numeral for 7. Caitlin Kelley, Billboard, "Got7's 'You Are' Video Takes an Architectural Tour Around Hong Kong," 10 Oct. 2017 Clay was far too amorphous a material for the domineering angularity of this proto-SUV. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, "The History of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: How a Farm Implement Became a Status Symbol," 27 July 2017 Its music shows both songwriters’ clear fingerprints: the pithy, hard-nosed clarity of Mr. Pop’s lyrics and the unflinching tone of his voice; and the crispness, angularity and deft convolutions of Mr. Homme’s chords and melodies. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Iggy Pop on David Bowie: ‘He Resurrected Me’ JAN. 13, 2016," 21 Jan. 2016 A single sheet from 1995 shows four irregular canvases; two feature assertive stick figures whose rigidity and angularity are a far cry from the usual stretchy, pliant limbs. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Elizabeth Murray: A Singular Style, Steeped in Many," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of angularity

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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