graceful

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adjective grace·ful \ˈgrās-fəl\

Definition of graceful

  1. :  displaying grace (see 1grace 3) in form or action :  pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement a graceful dancer

gracefully

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gracefulness

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Examples of graceful in a sentence

  1. He has become a very graceful dancer.

  2. the graceful movements of a ballerina

  3. She was a graceful young woman with delicate features.

  4. the long, graceful neck of a swan

  5. His writing is clear and graceful.

  6. There was no graceful way to say no to their offer.

Origin and Etymology of graceful

see 1grace


First Known Use: 1557


GRACEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

graceful

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adjective grace·ful \ˈgrās-fəl\

Definition of graceful for English Language Learners

  • : moving in a smooth and attractive way

  • : having a smooth and pleasing shape or style

  • : polite or kind


GRACEFUL Defined for Kids

graceful

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adjective grace·ful \ˈgrās-fəl\

Definition of graceful for Students

  1. :  showing grace or beauty in form or action graceful dancers

gracefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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