for·​tu·​i·​ty | \ fȯr-ˈtü-ə-tē How to pronounce fortuity (audio) , -ˈtyü-, fər- \
plural fortuities

Definition of fortuity

1 : the quality or state of being fortuitous
2 : a chance event or occurrence

Examples of fortuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Escape from New York, or Embracing It Within One City Block," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fortuity

circa 1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fortuity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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