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
BSP insisted that Dot's shapely figure be toned down.
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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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