sublimity

noun
sub·​lim·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈbli-mə-tē How to pronounce sublimity (audio) \
plural sublimities

Definition of sublimity

1 : the quality or state of being sublime
2 : something sublime or exalted

Examples of sublimity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her father, Al Hansen, was a prominent member of Fluxus, a community of interdisciplinary artists interested in the sublimity of the creative process. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Beck Is Home," 25 Nov. 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 The sublimity of Esther’s airborne monologue thus stands in marked contrast to the movie around it, which remains stubbornly earthbound. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of sublimity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Sublimity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublimity. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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