intricacy

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noun in·tri·ca·cy \ˈin-tri-kə-sē\

Definition of intricacy

plural

intricacies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being intricate

  2. 2 :  something intricate the intricacies of a plot

Examples of intricacy in a Sentence

  1. She admired the composition for its beauty and intricacy.

  2. I had trouble following all the intricacies in the plot.

  3. the intricacies of English grammar

1602

First Known Use of intricacy

1602


INTRICACY Defined for English Language Learners

intricacy

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noun in·tri·ca·cy \ˈin-tri-kə-sē\

Definition of intricacy for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being complex or having many parts : the quality or state of being intricate

  • : something that is complex or detailed : something intricate


INTRICACY Defined for Kids

intricacy

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noun in·tri·ca·cy \ˈin-tri-kə-sē\

Definition of intricacy for Students

plural

intricacies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being complex or having many parts

  2. 2 :  something that is complex or has many parts



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