so·​lid·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈli-də-tē How to pronounce solidity (audio) \
plural solidities

Definition of solidity

1 : the quality or state of being solid
2 : something solid

Examples of solidity in a Sentence

The solidity of his convictions impressed us. the solidity of his word is such that I don't need a written contract—or anything else
Recent Examples on the Web The result is images that have a curious dual effect, conveying both solidity and delicacy; the first quality coming from the thickness of the lines, the second from our awareness that what looks so weighty on the page would rip easily at the touch. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 27 May 2022 The overall impression is one of weighty solidity, combined with effortlessly smooth friction-free motion. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 14 Apr. 2022 But for all their defensive solidity this season, scoring has been a problem for the Fire. Jeremy Mikula,, 9 Apr. 2022 The moms—choking on anger at idiot men—were our saviors, our solidity and happiness. The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2022 In fact, the EV era could renew Mercedes's reputation for bank-vault solidity—what made the biggest impression was the vacuum-of-space quietude. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2022 Despite its heft and solidity—required to be able to tow 8,000 pounds—the new LX has plenty of hustle. Matthew Askari, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2022 Cezanne is considered a pivotal figure in the history of modern art who sought to endow the Impressionist style with a sense of gravity and solidity, rather than to focus on capturing fleeting effects of light and weather. cleveland, 9 Jan. 2022 Flores possessed an unwavering solidity of tone and comfortably switched between popular and classical styles of playing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Solidity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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