[ US /ɹəˈpɪdəti/ ]
[ UK /ɹæpˈɪdɪti/ ]
  1. a rate that is rapid
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How To Use rapidity In A Sentence

  • The tide, too, which had hitherto favoured us, now turned against us and drove us to the eastward with prodigious rapidity, so that we were in great anxiety for the Wager and the Anna pink, the two sternmost vessels, fearing they would be dashed to pieces against the shore of Staten Land. Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced
  • The Red Army would then move with great rapidity to concentrate against one enemy division.
  • The film shows the rapidity of the changes in this area of medicine.
  • The rock liner for the junction pockets is glasslike due to the rapidity with which it cooled during formation.
  • Kuang and his troupe of tyro assassins are younger and more in over their heads than they realize, and things get emotionally and operationally out of hand with a rapidity that is stunning.
  • That monotony of form, those commonplace cadenzas, those endless bravura passages introduced at haphazard irrespective of the dramatic situation, that recurrent _crescendo_ that Rossini brought into vogue, are now an integral part of every composition; those vocal fireworks result in a sort of babbling, chattering, vaporous mucic, of which the sole merit depends on the greater or less fluency of the singer and his rapidity of vocalization. Gambara
  • He commences slowly, as if repeating the syllable, _de de de de de de d 'd' d 'd' d 'd' d 'r' r 'r'_, -- increasing in rapidity, and at the same time rising as it were by semi-tones, or chromatically, to about a major fourth on the scale. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858
  • Doors have seldom opened and slammed shut with more dizzying rapidity in a stage farce. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rapidity with which organic carbon can build up in soils is also indicated by examples of buried steppe soils formed during short-lived interstadial phases in Russia and Ukraine. The Future of Power Generation: Nuclear Fusion
  • Rapidity of thrust generation is accordingly coupled to torsional agility in pitch.
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