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  • n. The quality of being lissome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being lissome; flexibility; agility; lightness; lithesomeness.

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

  • n. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple


lissome +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • First of all, it describes his face and frame: quite the exception in a profession so devoted to lissomeness in its anchorpersons.

    Politics and Power: VF Daily

  • The lissomeness with which he moved hither and thither was most impressive, as was his homicidal ardor when doing what I believe is called tackling.

    I can't go on, I'll go on

  • The waist line, rather high but clearly defined -- a precursor of the later more accentuated fashion -- gave grace to her long slender limbs, and emphasised the lissomeness of her figure.

    I Will Repay

  • And from its base the column, after a gentle inward curve -- enough to give it a look of lissomeness and elastic strength -- sprang upright straight and firm to the lantern, ringed with a gallery and capped with a cupola of copper not yet greened by the weather; in outline as simple as a flower, in structure to the understanding eye almost as subtly organised, adapted and pieced into growth.

    The Ship of Stars

  • No one looking at her limpid, shining blue eyes but would have set her down for twenty-three or twenty-four, for not a line showed on her smooth face; she was exquisite of limb and feature, and had the lissomeness of a girl of fifteen.

    The Weavers: a tale of England and Egypt of fifty years ago - Volume 2

  • Her movements retained all the lissomeness of youth.

    The Mountebank

  • Although his limbs still smarted from the weals and sores left by the cords they had now recovered their lissomeness; but he was weak from want of food, and no longer walked with the free elastic stride which distinguished the Scottish infantry.

    The Lion of the North A tale of the times of Gustavus Adolphus

  • It enveloped her exquisite form, without concealing the grace and lissomeness of her movements.

    The Golden Dog

  • Her voluptuous beauty, lissomeness, and grace of movement enthralled all eyes with admiration, as she danced with the Intendant, who was himself no mean votary of Terpsichore.

    The Golden Dog

  • _That_ was not far off fifty; but in movement and lissomeness, she was young as she had been at twenty.

    Verner's Pride

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