cre·​a·​tiv·​i·​ty ˌkrē-(ˌ)ā-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce creativity (audio)
: the ability to create
her artistic creativity
: the quality of being creative

Examples of creativity in a Sentence

her intelligence and artistic creativity the arts and crafts fair showed the remarkable creativity of local artists and artisans
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Word History


creative entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of creativity was in 1875

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“Creativity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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