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Svelte   /svɛlt/   Listen

(compar. svelter; superl. sveltest)
Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience.  Synonyms: polished, refined, urbane.  "Maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
Moving and bending with ease.  Synonyms: lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, sylphlike.
Being of delicate or slender build.  Synonyms: slender, slight, slim.  "A slim girl with straight blonde hair" , "Watched her slight figure cross the street"

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"Svelte" Quotes from Famous Books

... perfunctory: Palla's first glance informed her that Marya had grown a trifle more svelte since they had met—more brilliant in her distinctive coloration. There was a tawny beauty about the girl that almost blazed from her hair and delicately sanguine skin ...
— The Crimson Tide • Robert W. Chambers

... rang apres la Becasse, dans la cathegorie des gibiers a plumes. C'est, lorsqu'elle est rouge, l'un des plus honorables et desmeilleurs rotis qui puissent etre etales sur une table gourmande. Sa forme appetissante, sa taille elegante et svelte, quoiqu' arrondie, son embonpoint modere, ses jambes d'ecarlate; enfin, son fumet divin et ses qualites restaurantes, tout concourt a la faire rechercher des vrais amateurs. D'autres gibiers sont plus rares, plus ...
— Marriage • Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

... never seen anyone like her. He pulled his chair a little nearer. She was so slender, so supple, so—what was it?—svelte! And she had an air of childish dignity that appealed to him tremendously. There was nothing, he assured himself, of the vamp ...
— Tutt and Mr. Tutt • Arthur Train

Words linked to "Svelte" :   graceful, thin, sophisticated, lean

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