Examples of supple in a Sentence
a dome tent outfitted with supple fiberglass tent poles
shoes made from supple leather
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Marked by supple phrasing and tonal nuance, Lanegan’s deliveries favored economy and avoided embellishment.
Musical director Stacey Antoine provides his usual solid support from the keyboard, drawing supple playing from a small combo that, for the most part, doesn’t drown out the singers.
The Mountaintop,’ a supple, meaningful dialogue between Martin Luther King Jr. and a feisty female spirit.
The pods are fresh and supple; not brown, hard and dried.
The Korean style short rib ($15) was long on earthy taste and supple tenderness, though slightly stingy on portion size.
While the ride is supple, the handling and body movements can get a bit sloppy.
And in the foreground, gorgeous creatures in very small bathing suits, frolicking in the surf, water beading seductively on supple flesh.
Peanut butter highlights the nuttiness of Taleggio, and the flaky cracker is a soft landing for this supple cheese.
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Synonymsbendy [chiefly British], flexible, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, pliable, pliant, willowy
Antonymsinflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened
Related Wordsadaptable, ductile, elastic, fluid, kneadable, malleable, modifiable, plastic, variable, yielding; droopy, flaccid, floppy, limp; semiflexible
Near Antonymsinelastic, nonmalleable, unyielding; breakable, brittle, fragile
Synonym Discussion of supple
- an elastic waistband
- a resilient innersole
- the cake is done when the top is springy
- flexible plastic tubing
- supple leather
Definition of supple
- supple the tempers of your race
- —Laurence Sterne
First Known Use of supple
SUPPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supple for English Language Learners
of a body or body part : able to bend or twist easily
: soft and able to bend or fold easily
SUPPLE Defined for Kids
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