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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Gracefully slender.
  • adjective Graceful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slender; thin; hence, gracefully slight in form, development, or manifestation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Slender; thin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Slender, thin, lean.
  • adjective Graceful or gracefully slender.

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

  • adjective slender and graceful

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin gracilis.]

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From Latin gracilis ("slender"). In the “graceful” sense, apparently influenced by the originally unrelated word grace.

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