the quintessence

Definition of the quintessence


  1. 1 :  the most important part (of something) The quintessence of music is the melody.

  2. 2 :  the perfect example (of something) He was the quintessence of calm.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies

    :  the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form

    :  the most typical example or representative

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