American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement” ( Alisa Valdes).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by grace or elegance; displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant: used particularly of motion, looks, and speech: as, a graceful walk; a graceful deportment; a graceful speaker; a graceful air.
- Having Christian grace or piety; in a state of grace.
- Synonyms Elegant, etc. (see elegant); easy, natural, unconstrained.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance.
- adj. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
- adj. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
- grace + -ful (Wiktionary)
“He wrapped up crisis talking in Jordan by once again rejecting any timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops and denying that he's searching for what he called a graceful exit from the war.”
“John saw that he was _de trop_, that it was a family conference, and only extracting from Laramie a promise to see him -- about nothing whatever -- before leaving town he made what he termed a graceful getaway.”
“Ay; anybody can be what you call graceful, if he lives a little time in a city, and keeps his eyes open.”
“The common terns have since left for the winter but Matteson said there is a good chance the birds, which he calls graceful and beautiful, will be back next year since they have already raised young here.”
“Though "graceful" is a word one wouldn't readily apply to Stickley's cabinetry, there is a certain massive elegance to his lighting fixtures.”
“She says: This period saw the rise of the designer-craftsman movement, which was characterized by a graceful fluidity between the now distinct disciplines of design, manufacture, and studio art.”
“There are a few abstract symbols, but the site is almost covered in graceful, naturalistic sculptures and bas-reliefs of the animals that were central to the imagination of hunter-gatherers.”
“Writing with an outsider's empathy and insight, casting his chronicle in graceful prose, he offers a memorable tale that both captures and transcends time and place.”
“She learned to surf the long boards off the Kohala Coast and was known as a graceful and agile surfer.”
“Her contemporary novels explore how teens cope with the unpalatable realities of poverty and drug abuse in graceful and often funny narratives.”
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