Definition of lithe
1 : easily bent or flexed lithe steel a lithe vine
2 : characterized by easy flexibility and grace a lithe dancer treading with a lithe silent step; also : athletically slim the most lithe and graspable of waists — R. P. Warren
Examples of lithe in a sentence
the lithe body of a dancer
the lithe blade of a fencing foil
Recent Examples of lithe from the web
Being that SJP is also trained in ballet, the look was a natural fit for the lithe actress.
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Origin and Etymology of lithe
Middle English, from Old English līthe gentle; akin to Old High German lindi gentle, Latin lentus slow
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of lithe for English Language Learners
: moving in an easy and graceful way
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