for·​tu·​i·​ty fȯr-ˈtü-ə-tē How to pronounce fortuity (audio)
plural fortuities
: the quality or state of being fortuitous
: a chance event or occurrence

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But after a while, realizing that in-person services remained a long way off, the group resumed meeting online, playing recordings of communal singing to which members could add their voices and sharing songs in advance to compensate for the loss of fortuity. Philissa Cramer,, 16 Sep. 2020 Uncovering a Speedster with a little over 13,000 miles on the odometer in an estate sale is automotive fortuity. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2021 Billy was born in 1910 in a Lower East Side tenement and raised as a teenager in Bayside, Queens, in what seemed like an age of infinite fortuity. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fortuity was circa 1747

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“Fortuity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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