Definition of tumidity in US English:

tumidity

noun

  • See tumid

    • ‘The diction has in places a huge and rugged grandeur, which degenerates here and there into tumidity.’
    • ‘Varicose veins usually result in tumidity, atony and pains in the legs as well as eczema and ulcers, causing great trouble to the patients.’
    • ‘There is often slight guarding and generalised tumidity of the abdomen similar to the ‘doughiness’ of tuberculous peritonitis.’
    • ‘The tumidity is, in fact, rather pronounced relative to the size of the shell.’
    • ‘The orchestra added little apart from a certain unwelcome tumidity to music that would have been more at home as a Hollywood soundtrack.’

Pronunciation

tumidity

/t(j)uˈmɪdədi//t(y)o͞oˈmidədē/