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
Much like the hats, the designs were a nod to the elegance of an early 20th century woman. 5)
Aesthetically, this beautiful winery combines both rusticity and elegance…
Eric Garcia struck the right note with the Boise Philharmonic musicians, board and administration with his elegance on the podium, incisive musicality and savvy business instincts.
The direction of the lines in this large pencil drawing on a white ground and the slight changes in the space between the lines do have a kind of elegance.
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.
CSO audiences have heard several fine accounts of this concerto in recent decades — think of Nikolaj Znaider's and Frank Peter Zimmermann's — but, for me, Tetzlaff's extra degree of incisive brilliance and fierce elegance trumped them both.
Built for elegance and style, the home has been exquisitely updated with current color palettes, quartz counters, designer lighting and a fabulous wine room.
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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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