Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. gracefully, smoothly, and swiftly; with supreme style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner to please nice taste; with elegance; with due symmetry; richly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an elegant manner; with elegance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a gracefully elegant manner
  • adv. with elegance; in a tastefully elegant manner

Etymologies

elegant +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They were white, with her name elegantly engraved on the outside, as it was on her stationery.

    Not the Girl Next Door

  • What most, who let this term elegantly drop into a discussion, like to forget is, that a hype cycle doesn't care about the usefulness of a technology, doesn't care about the acceptance, the number of users, doesn't care about the volume of business ... it only models the volume of buzz in the press.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • But in case your home uses plenty of glass, then a stone mantle styled elegantly is also an excellent choice.

    Elegant Wooden Towel Hanger, Milan 2010

  • Knowing our views regarding the use of wine as a beverage, Mr. Wu had provided delicious tea in elegantly decorated covered china cups, and sweatmeats by way of compensation.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • The prince, however, was mindful of me, and the next day I received from the Persian embassy the word elegantly written in Persian, with the translation, "_a pelican_."

    The Gypsies

  • Talmud tells us that the only language the Torah could be translated into elegantly is Greek.

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Kislev 19, 5770 - December 6, 2009 ]

  • Well, I think what Norman Mailer’s book The Executioner’s Song does so elegantly is it describes the psychological state that landscape creates.

    Vitro Nasu » 2007 » November

  • Is it just me, or are Singaporean chicks know how to dress up more 'elegantly' than our local ladeez?

    fengh Diary Entry

  • The envelope was made from thick linen-based paper and had Velma’s name elegantly embossed on the flap.

    Fatal Error

  • She wonders all day, before dancing school, if that handsome man who dances so "elegantly" and says such nice things to her, will ask her to dance with him to-night, and finds herself dreaming of how delightful it would be to feel his arm about her.

    From the Ball-Room to Hell

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