Simple Definition of svelte
: thin in an attractive or graceful way
Examples of svelte
She has a svelte figure.
<the svelte dancer seemed to float across the stage>
Origin of svelte
French, from Italian svelto, from past participle of svellere to pluck out, modification of Latin evellere, from e- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable
First Known Use: circa 1817
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