adjective \ˈli-səm\

: thin and graceful

Full Definition of LISSOME

a :  easily flexed
b :  lithe 2
:  nimble
lis·some·ly adverb
lis·some·ness noun

Variants of LISSOME

lis·some also lis·som \ˈli-səm\

Examples of LISSOME

  1. <the lissome actress's dance training is apparent in the way she moves on stage>
  2. <rattan is such a lissome material that it can be used for all manner of furniture and baskets>

Origin of LISSOME

alteration of lithesome
First Known Use: 1763


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