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svelte

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adjective \ˈsvelt, ˈsfelt\

Simple Definition of svelte

  • : thin in an attractive or graceful way

Full Definition of svelte

svelt·ersvelt·est

  1. 1a :  slender, litheb :  having clean lines :  sleek

  2. 2 :  urbane, suave

svelte·ly adverb
svelte·ness noun

Examples of svelte

  1. She has a svelte figure.

  2. <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

Rhymes with svelte



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