I’m Kim, a writer, author, designer, artist, yoga and meditation instructor, trained as an architect, living near Montréal, Canada.

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Concinnity

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Interesting new word of the day: concinnity. Came across it while listening to UK psychedelic dub artist Globular’s new album, Magnitudes of Order (found here on Ektoplazm and Bandcamp, created under a Creative Commons license, partially funded by Kickstarter, yeah!). An excellent one, definitely worth an ear, as are the rest (I remember being distinctly tickled by the blissful wackiness of “Fractalicious Fantastifications” from the In Formation album about two years ago). Via The Free Dictionary:

con·cin·ni·ty  (kn-sn-t)

n. pl. con·cin·ni·ties

1. Harmony in the arrangement or interarrangement of parts with respect to a whole.
2. Studied elegance and facility in style of expression: “He has what one character calls ‘the gifts of concinnity and concision,’ that deft swipe with a phrase that can be so devastating in children” (Elizabeth Ward).
3. An instance of harmonious arrangement or studied elegance and facility.

[From Latin concinnits, from concinnreto put in order, from concinnus,deftly joined.]

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