Definition of Mordancy

1. Noun. The state or quality of being mordant. ¹



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Definition of Mordancy

1. a sarcastic quality [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mordancy

morcellate
morcellation
morcellement
morcels
morcha
morchas
morcilla
morcillas
morclofone
mordacious
mordaciously
mordacities
mordacity
mordancies
mordancy (current term)
mordant
mordanted
mordanting
mordantly
mordants
mordenite
mordent
mordents
mordicancy
mordicant
mordication
mordications
mordicative
more'n

Literary usage of Mordancy

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1. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"... of English landscape and the Dantean mordancy of the chapter "In the Queen's Dungeons." It exhibits his humour in moods from the grimmest to the gayest, ..."

2. The Bookman (1899)
"But-its connection with French decadence and symbolism is not more certain than its relation to the easily imitated mordancy of the Saturday Review. ..."

3. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"... in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, is a record of the greatness of the father, of the meanness of the son, and of the mordancy of the pen of Swift. ..."

4. A History of Spanish Literature by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly (1898)
"The deliberate mordancy of Ayala is impartial insomuch as it is universal. Courtiers, statesmen, bishops, lawyers, merchants—he brands them all with ..."

5. Beethoven and His Forerunners by Daniel Gregory Mason (1904)
"ance of all harmonic mordancy and definition, and of all rhythmic vigor, that Palestrina's music secured its impersonality, its freedom from "profane ..."

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