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
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.
But aside from a tendency to have characters tromp down the creaky movable seating at West of Lenin, the staging has a simplicity that serves the material just fine.
A reversible linen curtain is brilliant in its simplicity, thanks to the small loops tacked onto its lower corners.
For simplicity in alphabetizing, schools named after people are listed by last name, except in the case of the potentially confusing Alexander schools (Alexander Graham, J.M. Alexander and Nathaniel Alexander).
The simplicity and straightforwardness of this music proved disarming.
Chris Kuban, a spokesman for the Gary Sinise Foundation, said many individuals take for granted the simplicity of daily activities like brushing their teeth or getting out of bed.
Esperanto is in fact the world's leading artificial language, thanks to its simplicity: only 16 rules of grammar, no irregular verbs, every word spelled as it's pronounced.
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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 century
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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