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[mass noun] The condition of being spontaneous; spontaneous behaviour or action:‘she occasionally tore up her usual schedule in favour of spontaneity’
- ‘Composers are not known for their spontaneity.’
- ‘There is a genuine spontaneity to their reactions.’
- ‘I really enjoy the spontaneity of live audio, especially as a collaboration.’
- ‘He is a conductor of bold gestures, not averse to sacrificing spontaneity for micromanagement of detail.’
- ‘With one exception, they are spoken texts and so have the spontaneity and naturalness that make for pleasurable reading.’
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