Definition of simplicity
Examples of simplicity in a Sentence
People like the simplicity of the instructions.
the simplicity of the music
Recent Examples of simplicity from the Web
The skaters have used it, but U.S. mass start skater Joey Mantia says the team uses a more primitive system for simplicity.
One of those designs that feels special for everyone—but also lends itself to emoji simplicity.
Lacking energy and forward motion, the work’s limpid simplicity soon lost its ability to hold attention.
As for what brings customers back one decade after another, Sanders continues to pride himself in the simplicity of the product, topped with important elements that might separate it.
St. Juste’s Liberty City Lights concept, brilliant in its simplicity, is one of 48 finalists chosen from a record 441 entries.
Simplicity and directness in music then was distasteful unless radically stripped down to the monomaniacal focus of Philip Glass or Steve Reich.
In order to understand at once the simplicity and complexity of the man, Izenberg related a few anecdotes from his years of covering Ali that better explain the man, and not the myths.
A modern aesthetic and a focus on simplicity is a through line that connects the modular homes of today, as is a commitment to sustainability.
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Origin and Etymology of simplicity
Middle English simplicite, from Anglo-French simplicité, from Latin simplicitat-, simplicitas, from simplic-, simplex
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SIMPLICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of simplicity for English Language Learners
: the quality of being easy to understand or use
: the state or quality of being plain or not fancy or complicated
: something that is simple or ordinary but enjoyable
SIMPLICITY Defined for Kids
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