dai·​li·​ness | \ ˈdā-lē-nəs How to pronounce dailiness (audio) , -li- \

Definition of dailiness

: daily or routine quality : ordinariness the dailiness of family life

Examples of dailiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dailiness of life is emphasized, and the intimate voice—a diarist’s voice—feels more like that of someone talking to herself than to you. Sigrid Nunez, The New York Review of Books, 11 May 2021 That is, their pictures are not markedly narrative or dramatic, but instead are records of dailiness—the prosaic goings-on of ordinary people—or unspectacular landscapes. William Meyers, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2021 The two performances are enjoyable in contrasting ways, one solidly grounded in the dailiness of domesticity and the other charmingly blithe, as only Mr. Murray can be. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2020 Even the most exhausting and mundane rituals of New York City living have become gilded with nostalgia, now that dailiness itself has been so utterly flattened by the pandemic. Zack Hatfield, The New York Review of Books, 1 May 2020 Calamities will befall the March family, as will good fortune; heartache, romance, love and betrayal will course through their lives with epic intensity and humdrum dailiness. Ann Hornaday, Houston Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2019 Beauvois, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frédérique Moreau and Marie-Julie Maille based on a 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, presents the dailiness of farm life through its seasons with an unhurried grace. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of dailiness

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Dailiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dailiness. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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