elegance

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noun el·e·gance \ˈe-li-gən(t)s\

Definition of elegance

  1. 1a :  refined grace or dignified propriety :  urbanityb :  tasteful richness of design or ornamentation <the sumptuous elegance of the furnishings>c :  dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style :  polish <the essay is marked by lucidity, wit, and elegance>d :  scientific precision, neatness, and simplicity <the elegance of a mathematical proof>

  2. 2 :  something that is elegant

Examples of elegance in a sentence

  1. <the elegance of the hotel's French furnishings>

Circa 1510

First Known Use of elegance

circa 1510


ELEGANCE Defined for Kids

elegance

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noun el·e·gance \ˈe-li-gəns\

Definition of elegance for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  tasteful luxury <The hotel was known for its elegance.>



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