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lissome

adjective lis·some \ˈli-səm\

Simple Definition of lissome

  • : thin and graceful

Full Definition of lissome

  1. 1 a :  easily flexed b :  lithe 2

  2. 2 :  nimble

lis·some·ly adverb
lis·some·ness noun

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>



Variants of lissome

also lis·som play \ˈli-səm\

Origin of lissome

alteration of lithesome


First Known Use: 1763



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