cor·​po·​re·​al·​i·​ty (ˌ)kȯr-ˌpȯr-ē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce corporeality (audio)
plural corporealities
: corporeal existence

Examples of corporeality in a Sentence

a philosophical discussion about the corporeality of the intellect, as distinct from the brain
Recent Examples on the Web Contact isn’t required for corporeality., 4 Feb. 2021 Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck is another instance of intentional and casual cruelty thinly disguised as law enforcement, an all too often fatal corporeality for black people in the U.S. Fulford was immediately struck by the similarity between the murders of Garner and Floyd. Brianna Milord, The New Yorker, 12 June 2020 In addition to Clinton, Jacobs was a Prince fan — who wasn’t? — and admired that the superstar could hole up in a studio alone, playing every instrument by himself and producing records that would normally require the brainpower, not to mention the corporeality, of collaborators. Paul Thompson, Vulture, 26 Apr. 2021 By putting his name On a video game – So much for corporeality! Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 The first impression is that the sonic weight and corporeality of the Beolab 28 system is far greater than their delicate appearance would suggest. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 4 May 2021 Lockwood uses the same language to describe the internet—a broad, warm body; a strong heartbeat—and the fragile corporeality of the baby, though those two domains are mutually incompatible. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 13 Feb. 2021 Going for the gold, corporeality-wise, allows the characters to convey it, romance-wise, with unique and enchanting matter of fact-ness., 4 Feb. 2021 It’s about the physicality, the very corporeality, of the web itself. Jason Kehe, Wired, 11 Jan. 2021

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Word History


corporeal + -ity

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corporeality was in 1651

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“Corporeality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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