normalcy

noun

nor·​mal·​cy ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio)
: the state or fact of being normal
a return to normalcy after war

Examples of normalcy in a Sentence

Let's hope for an end to the war and a return to normalcy. a combat-weary soldier longing for the normalcy of peacetime life
Recent Examples on the Web Russia’s annual commemoration of the end of World War II presented a traditional ceremony on Thursday cherished by millions of Russians, a reflection of President Vladimir V. Putin’s broader attempts to project normalcy while resigning the population to a prolonged, distant war. Anatoly Kurmanaev Nanna Heitmann, New York Times, 9 May 2024 Despite the challenges, the couple remain committed to maintaining a sense of normalcy for their kids, continuing routines at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor and their country home Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for normalcy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of normalcy was in 1855

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“Normalcy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normalcy. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

normalcy

noun
nor·​mal·​cy ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio)

Medical Definition

normalcy

noun
nor·​mal·​cy ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio)
plural normalcies
: the state or fact of being normal

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