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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fe•lic•i•tyfɪˈlɪs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state of being happy.

  2. an instance of this.

  3. a source of happiness.

  4. a skillful faculty:

    felicity of expression.

  5. an instance or display of this.

Origin of felicity:

1350–1400; ME felicite (< AF) < L fēlīcitās=fēlīc-, s. of fēlīx happy +-itās -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. felicity, felicitousness(noun)

    pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

  2. happiness, felicity(noun)

    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

Wiktionary

  1. felicity(Noun)

    Happiness.

  2. felicity(Noun)

    Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.

  3. felicity(Noun)

    Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.

  4. felicity(Noun)

    (Semiotics/semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."

  5. Felicity(ProperNoun)

    .

  6. Origin: From the noun felicity, and also the English form of Felicitas, a name borne by early martyrs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Felicity(noun)

    the state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good

  2. Felicity(noun)

    that which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing

  3. Felicity(noun)

    a pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking

Freebase

  1. Felicity

    Felicity is an American primetime television drama series that was produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for the WB Television Network. The series revolves around the fictional college experiences of the title character, Felicity Porter, portrayed by Keri Russell, as she attends the "University of New York," based on New York University, across the country from her home in Palo Alto, California. The show ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002, with each season corresponding to the traditional freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years students attend at universities. The series was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard were executive producers through Imagine Entertainment. A recurring episode opener of the show is a stark camera shot of Felicity sitting in a dorm room or apartment holding a tape recorder, recalling events in order to make a cassette tape to send to an old friend named Sally Reardon. This occasionally provides a method for Felicity to narrate an entire episode. At the end of episodes like this, Felicity is often shown to be listening to a tape that Sally has sent in reply. In 2007, it was listed as one of TIME magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." AOL TV named Felicity one of the "Best School Shows of All Time." In June 2010, Entertainment Weekly named Felicity Porter one of the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years."


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

felicity(noun)

happiness.

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