fer·​ven·​cy ˈfər-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce fervency (audio)
plural fervencies
: fervor

Examples of fervency in a Sentence

the guest soloist was able to infuse the familiar hymn with a moving fervency
Recent Examples on the Web That innate fervency is still on display in a very different venue today, when Jenner materializes on my laptop screen to provide guidance on several of my innermost dilemmas. Katie Bain, Billboard, 14 Apr. 2023 While their beliefs are patently absurd, the fervency and devotion of this particular group, along with their loyalty to a leader known as Negative48 and unwillingness to leave Dallas, is unique — and cause for alarm and concern, according to an expert who has followed QAnon for years. al, 22 Nov. 2021 The real religious fervency of Daigle’s songs do lend their stadium-sized ambitions—and their heavy gospel influence—some extra weight and legitimacy. Sam C. Mac, Chron, 24 Feb. 2023 Other characters devote themselves to quests—for hidden knowledge, for interstellar connection, for the reform of our species—with the kind of fervency that blots out all other pursuits. The Atlantic Culture Desk, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2022 Amber Wagner took on this important role on Thursday night, singing with a dark luster and supplicatory fervency. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Feb. 2023 And as the Braves’ top prospect in 2021, Harris watched not as a potential colleague but rather with the fervency of a fan as Atlanta rolled through the playoffs and captured its first World Series title since 1995, six years before Harris was born. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2022 It’s this fervency that makes Márquez a prospect in Colombia’s presidential race. Christina Noriega, refinery29.com, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fervency was in the 15th century

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“Fervency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fervency. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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