choice, exquisite, elegant, rare, delicate, dainty mean having qualities that appeal to a cultivated taste. choice stresses preeminence in quality or kind.
choice fabricexquisite implies a perfection in workmanship or design that appeals only to very sensitive taste.
an exquisite gold bracelet elegant applies to what is rich and luxurious but restrained by good taste.
a sumptuous but elegant dining room rare suggests an uncommon excellence.
rare beautydelicate implies exquisiteness, subtlety, and fragility.
delicate craftsmanshipdainty sometimes carries an additional suggestion of smallness and of appeal to the eye or palate.
Examples of elegant in a Sentence
an elegant solution to the problem
the most elegant First Lady in the nation's history
Recent Examples on the WebMuch like Dom’s prized bubbly, Takayama’s cuisine is refined and elegant.
Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2022 For a recent outing, Maroney styled his tee with navy pants and matching Vans sneakers, while Lawrence went simple yet elegant, opting for beige wide-leg trousers and black sandals.
Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Aug. 2022 Flavors include those of chocolate, dark plums, mandarins and a hit of minestrone; tannins are assertive but elegant and the background acidity is fiery.
Tom Mullen, Forbes, 24 July 2022 The room is light and elegant, but still comfortable.
Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2022 The simple and elegant floor-length dress is sleeveless and features a boatneck.
Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 18 July 2022 The music of Bizet and Gounod partakes of this tropism toward the elegant and pleasing.
Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker, 14 July 2022 The pale pink walls in Benjamin Moore’s Precocious and botanical prints boost the room's tropical yet elegant atmosphere.
Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 3 July 2022 This high-tech, high-design, do-it-all timepiece was designed to evoke both the sleek beauty and elegant precision of the Orca whale.
The Editors, Outside Online, 2 July 2022 See More
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