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
One of the most memorable was cacio e pepe pasta, simplicity itself with just cheese and pepper.
In fact, the ease and simplicity belie the complex set of reactions occurring in one quick blast of ice.
Architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez has a roster of stylish clientele and a long list of high-profile projects, but his small, 1,730-square-foot retreat in Montauk is a master class in simplicity.
The skaters have used it, but U.S. mass start skater Joey Mantia says the team uses a more primitive system for simplicity.
A few years back, a young Hawaii resident named Jake Shimabukuro made heads spin with his ukulele cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, proving that the uke’s simplicity doesn’t limit its musical possibilities.
One of those designs that feels special for everyone—but also lends itself to emoji simplicity.
Chef Frank Stitt has perfected the art of burger simplicity at his cozy French bistro.
Lacking energy and forward motion, the work’s limpid simplicity soon lost its ability to hold attention.
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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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