nebulosity

noun

neb·​u·​los·​i·​ty ˌne-byə-ˈlä-sə-tē How to pronounce nebulosity (audio)
plural nebulosities
1
: the quality or state of being nebulous
2
: nebulous matter

Example Sentences

the stupefying nebulosity of his philosophical musings
Recent Examples on the Web The surrounding nebulosity is amazing, too, shaped by shock waves from other new stars which blast off material during paroxysms - young stars rotate rapidly, blow off huge winds, and have strong magnetic fields, which can lead to epic eruptions. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 24 Aug. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nebulosity was in 1762

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“Nebulosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nebulosity. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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