Definition of shapely
1 : having a regular or pleasing shape
2 : orderly and consistent in arrangement or plan shapely essays
Examples of shapely in a Sentence
She has a shapely figure.
a shapely blonde who served as eye candy in numerous Hollywood movies
Recent Examples of shapely from the Web
The structure’s flared silhouette, as well as its modernist respect for materials, inspired Lagerfeld’s collection of shapely dresses and coats.
On dark skin muscles appear to be more defined and shapely, and just the opposite on lighter skin.
Now starting its third generation, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a complete redo, somewhat smaller and weighing 400 pounds less, with shapely styling.
Cutting wild shoots that occasionally occur on shrubs will keep them more shapely and attractive.
Creators of the Absolute World Towers 1 & 2 in Mississauga, Canada, were not shy to admit the inspiration behind their design: Marilyn Monroe's shapely curves.
Not to mention Pippa Middleton herself, who vaulted to worldwide fame (thanks to a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress and a shapely backside) as the bridesmaid at sister Kate's royal wedding in Westminster Abbey in 2011.
Middleton's svelte figure and shapely derrière sparked a media frenzy at the wedding.
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner: Play with all 20 shades of this plumping lip liner to get full, shapely lips with a perfect pop of color.
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First Known Use of shapely
SHAPELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shapely for English Language Learners
: having an attractive shape or form
SHAPELY Defined for Kids
Definition of shapely for Students
: having a pleasing shape or form
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