so·​cia·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌsō-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce sociability (audio) \
plural sociabilities

Definition of sociability

: the quality or state of being sociable also : the act or an instance of being sociable

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Examples of sociability in a Sentence

her sociability was called into question when she said she hated parties
Recent Examples on the Web One thing pit bulls did score high on was human sociability, no surprise to anyone who has seen internet videos of lap-loving pit bulls. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 For this project, the researchers asked the owners more than 100 questions relating to everything from a dog’s physical size and color to its sociability and lifestyle. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 Her cheerful provincial sociability contrasts radiantly with Y’s urbanely dour skepticism. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 Past research has determined that higher levels of the metabolite was responsible for increasing memory, learning and sociability in rodents. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 25 Mar. 2022 That may leave some to wonder: With all the COVID-19 prevention measures in place, how are kids sharing these things? Like the coronavirus, all these bugs depend on human sociability. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2021 In addition to the sociability within the band, Poelstra Dow and O’Brien both mentioned the connection to the South Side community as well. Carol Flynn,, 18 Nov. 2021 Moreover, putting all of these exciting and age-appropriate features inside a community atmosphere significantly betters their day-to-day lives and gives them a certain peace of mind, as matters of mobility and sociability become of greater concern. Daniel Berman, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Aliperti says finding a connection between perch access and sociability was surprising on a few levels. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sociability

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Sociability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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