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celerity

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Etymology

French célérité > Latin celeritas > Latin celer, fast, swift.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
celerity

Plural
-

celerity (-)
  1. (in literary usage) Speed.
    "disposing of the parsnip wine with a celerity which might have been due to eagerness but, to Harriett, rather suggested a reluctance to let the draught linger on the palate."Dorothy Sayers
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The speed of individual waves (as opposed to the speed of groups of waves).

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