gracile

adjective grac·ile \ ˈgra-səl , -ˌsī(-ə)l \

Definition of gracile

2 : graceful
3 : of, relating to, resembling, or being a relatively small slender australopithecine (genus Australopithecus) characterized especially by molars and incisors of similar size that are adapted to a diet including both plant matter and animal flesh — compare robust 5

gracileness

noun

gracility

play \gra-ˈsi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of gracile in a Sentence

  1. gracile as any pair of classically trained dancers, the bride and groom made their way around the dance floor

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Origin and Etymology of gracile

Latin gracilis


Medical Dictionary

gracile

adjective grac·ile \ ˈgras-əl , -ˌīl \

medical Definition of gracile

: being slender or slight


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