Definition of supple
1a : compliant often to the point of obsequiousnessb : readily adaptable or responsive to new situations
2a : capable of being bent or folded without creases, cracks, or breaks : pliant supple leatherb : able to perform bending or twisting movements with ease : limber supple legs of a dancerc : easy and fluent without stiffness or awkwardness sang with a lively, supple voice — Douglas Watt
supplenessplay \-pəl-nəs\ noun
Examples of supple in a Sentence
a dome tent outfitted with supple fiberglass tent poles
shoes made from supple leather
Recent Examples of supple from the Web
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.
Thakar’s relaxed approach emphasized the Mozartean charms in the work and yielded supple playing from the ensemble.
One of the most gifted neo-soul singers of his generation, this Laguna Hills native and USC alum (real name: Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III) has a supple voice and well-honed songwriting skills.
Doing so will ensure callus-free feet with a baby-skin-soft, supple texture, making your polished toes all the more immaculate.
The leather interior, in red Palisades Sport, chocolate Canyon or tan Crystal Cove, is supple and luxurious.
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Synonym Discussion of supple
Definition of supple
1 : to make pacific or complaisant supple the tempers of your race — Laurence Sterne
2 : to alleviate with a salve
3 : to make flexible or pliant
: to become soft and pliant
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
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