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Definition of "celerity" [ce•ler•i•ty]

  • Swiftness of action or motion; speed. See Synonyms at haste. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "celerity" in a sentence
  • "Second, he used the word celerity in conversation."
  • "Upon the left, Brigadier Wilson, with Her Majesty's 53rd and the 30th Native Infantry equalled in celerity and regularity their comrades on the right; and this brigade was opposed to the 'Aieen' troops, called Avitabile's, when the fight was fiercely raging."
  • "I recall the celerity with which he used to kick them off at sundown."