Definition of elegance
1a : refined grace or dignified propriety : urbanityb : tasteful richness of design or ornamentation the sumptuous elegance of the furnishingsc : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style : polish the essay is marked by lucidity, wit, and eleganced : scientific precision, neatness, and simplicity the elegance of a mathematical proof
2 : something that is elegant
Examples of elegance in a Sentence
the elegance of the hotel's French furnishings
Recent Examples of elegance from the Web
Designers Elliot March and James White share a similar, casual approach to achieving elegance.
Still, the elegance and mystery of the movements gives the piece emotional impact.
Moreover, Deford’s revered career was built not just on his immense talent but on his elegance and integrity.
Before Lambert, 90s power duo Brooks and Dunn served up a stirring set, with Ronnie Dunn, in a white pirate's shirt projecting cool elegance and Louisianan Kix Brooks in a bad guy black hat playing to the crowd.
Architecturally inspiring, the exclusive Neil P. building is a stunning 11-story Fort Worth landmark that exudes Art Deco style and elegance.
Wendy Christensen, former taxidermist of the Milwaukee Public Museum, known for works of elegance and ambition.
Meanwhile, the director's supreme control is fully evident in the cool elegance of his compositions (DP Manu Dacosse does terrific work) and the tonal confidence that's sustained from start to finish.
A bright crossbody bag adds to the blue color palette, while accessories like a sleek silver watch and tortoiseshell shades add a touch of elegance without being stuffy.
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Definition of elegance for Students
1 : gracefulness of style or movement There was something painfully beautiful about the swans … the elegance of them … made Sara catch her breath … — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans
2 : tasteful luxury The hotel was known for its elegance.
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