[ uh-rij-uh-nal-i-tee ]
/ əˌrɪdʒ əˈnæl ɪ ti /


the quality or state of being original.
ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.

Origin of originality

From the French word originalité, dating back to 1735–45. See original, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM originality

un·o·rig·i·nal·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for originality

/ (əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or condition of being original
the ability to create or innovate
something original