gracile


grac·ile

adjective \ˈgra-səl, -ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of GRACILE

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:  graceful
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:  of, relating to, resembling, or being a relatively small slender australopithecine (genus Australopithecus) characterized especially by molars and incisors of similar size that are adapted to a diet including both plant matter and animal flesh — compare robust 5
grac·ile·ness noun
gra·cil·i·ty \gra-ˈsi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of GRACILE

  1. <gracile as any pair of classically trained dancers, the bride and groom made their way around the dance floor>

Origin of GRACILE

Latin gracilis
First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with GRACILE

grac·ile

adjective \ˈgras-əl, -ˌīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRACILE

: being slender or slight

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