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gracile

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adjective grac·ile \ˈgra-səl, -ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of gracile

  1. 1 :  slender, slight

  2. 2 :  graceful

  3. 3 :  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 play \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


Medical Dictionary

gracile

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adjective grac·ile \ˈgras-əl, -ˌīl\

Medical Definition of gracile

  1. :  being slender or slight




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