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
Viewed from the top of the stairs, the shapely cut of the light against neutral walls makes the pattern overload in the rest of the space seem even more dramatic and purposeful.
Just like Princess Diana, crowed the delighted Daily Mail, recalling the time in 1980 when Kate's late mother-in-law, then Lady Diana Spencer, accidentally showed off her shapely legs when she was photographed in a sheer white skirt against the sun.
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.
The SUV’s spare yet shapely body provides the canvas for standout details such as the furrowed headlights, large grille, stiletto-like pointed taillights, and large wheels.
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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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