noun el·e·gance \ˈe-li-gən(t)s\

Definition of ELEGANCE

a :  refined grace or dignified propriety :  urbanity
b :  tasteful richness of design or ornamentation <the sumptuous elegance of the furnishings>
c :  dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style :  polish <the essay is marked by lucidity, wit, and elegance>
d :  scientific precision, neatness, and simplicity <the elegance of a mathematical proof>
:  something that is elegant

Examples of ELEGANCE

  1. <the elegance of the hotel's French furnishings>

First Known Use of ELEGANCE

circa 1510
ELEGANCE Defined for Kids


noun el·e·gance \ˈe-li-gəns\

Definition of ELEGANCE for Kids

:  gracefulness of style or movement <There was something painfully beautiful about the swans … the elegance of them … made Sara catch her breath … — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans>
:  tasteful luxury <The hotel was known for its elegance.>


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