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Definitions for spontaneity
ˌspɒn təˈni ɪ ti, -ˈneɪ-spon·tane·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spontaneity, spontaneousnessnoun

    the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint

    "the spontaneity of his laughter"


  1. spontaneitynoun

    The quality of being spontaneous.

  2. spontaneitynoun

    Spontaneous behaviour.

  3. Etymology: Compare to French.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spontaneitynoun

    Voluntariness; willingness; accord uncompelled.

    Etymology: spontaneitas, school Lat. spontaneite, Fr. from spontaneous.

    Necessity and spontaneity may sometimes meet together, so may spontaneity and liberty; but real necessity and true liberty can never. John Bramhall, against Hobbs.

    Strict necessity they simple call;
    It so binds the will, that things foreknown
    By spontaneity not choice are done. Dryden.


  1. spontaneity

    Spontaneity refers to the quality or state of being spontaneous - acting on impulse or without premeditation or external stimulus. It is the act of being natural, unconstrained, or unplanned, and is often associated with displaying a free spirit, flexibility, creativity, and unpredictability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spontaneitynoun

    the quality or state of being spontaneous, or acting from native feeling, proneness, or temperament, without constraint or external force

  2. Spontaneitynoun

    the tendency to undergo change, characteristic of both animal and vegetable organisms, and not restrained or cheked by the environment

  3. Spontaneitynoun

    the tendency to activity of muscular tissue, including the voluntary muscles, when in a state of healthful vigor and refreshment

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. spontanit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spontaneity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spontaneity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spontaneity in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Chen:

    I'm concerned that when there are rules and restrictions put down on how one can dance, that free flow of creativity and spontaneity can be squashed, i see it as more of a practical issue of the sound of the music and people not having enough space.

  2. Lisa Haisha:

    The Seductor Imposter definitely has its superpowers, of course: charm, charisma, zeal, and spontaneity.

  3. Sean Bisceglia:

    I am super passionate to get everyone back, what we are really missing is that creativity, and that spontaneity and the ingenuity and talking to your teammates face-to-face. The whole creativity has kind of been gutted without people being together. I've seen a big cultural effect of connecting to your co-workers.

  4. Margaret Mead:

    The institution of marriage in all societies is a pattern within which the strains put by civilization on males and females alike must be resolved, a pattern within which men must learn, in return for a variety of elaborate rewards, new forms in which sexual spontaneity is still possible, and women must learn to discipline their receptivity to a thousand other considerations.

  5. Rod Stewart:

    There's not quite this spontaneity that there was when I was coming through and also there wasn't mobile phones with cameras so obviously we got away with a lot more than new artists do, but generally speaking, I don't think you can shock the public anymore, I think they've been shocked enough.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    A descant
    B abet
    C excogitate
    D lucubrate

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