Elegant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈelɪɡənt|  American pronunciation of the word elegant
Brit.  |ˈɛlɪɡ(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word elegant

adjective

- suggesting taste, ease, and wealth (syn: graceful, refined)
- displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution

an elegant dancer
an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise

Examples

an elegant solution to the problem

...the most elegant First Lady in the nation's history...

You can dine in elegant surroundings.

the style and elegance of the designs

an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise

...waiters at that elegant restaurant must go through an extended training program before being allowed to serve customers...

...he crafted an elegant confutation to the argument that animals do not feel pain...

The waiter served us wine from an elegant decanter.

...her outfit is a sartorial dichotomy: an elegant gown and ratty old tennis shoes...

She wore an elegant three-piece ensemble.

...dressed in their most elegant frippery for the big gala at the symphony...

...guests at her elegant dinner parties are a mix of the city's highbrows and captains of industry...

For our anniversary we allowed ourselves the indulgence of an elegant dinner at our favorite restaurant.

The light and dark woods alternate to form an elegant pattern around the window.

the elegant pirouettes of the prima ballerina

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