Definition of mordancy in US English:



  • See mordant

    • ‘His great power, however, is his ability to communicate racial issues with both mordancy and a superb economy of dramaturgy.’
    • ‘The book is funny, but with a mordancy which is hardly surprising when you consider the subject.’
    • ‘He is an extraordinarily genial observer; the mordancy of his observations is therefore particularly striking.’
    • ‘The guiding musical spirit and godfather to the whole project is the conductor, who brings out all the mordancy and instrumental color suggested by the notes.’