Definition of graceful in English:



  • Having or showing grace or elegance.

    ‘she was a tall girl, slender and graceful’
    • ‘It was a time for smiles, for jokes and laughter with handshakes and graceful bows.’
    • ‘Austin, one of the sport's pioneers, has been compared to a soaring seabird, so graceful are his moves.’
    • ‘We should never forget that it is possible to be graceful, even classy, under the most intense pressure.’
    • ‘Passenger jets often look deceptively slow and graceful as they cruise over the clouds.’
    • ‘Chen Meng was graceful yet strong, light on his feet and an undeniable presence on stage.’
    • ‘This graceful dance, which is easy to learn, appeals to men and women of all ages.’
    • ‘It is the most graceful of birds in flight and its body curvatures and wing span excite all who witness it.’
    • ‘It takes a rare and graceful person to withstand the temptation to gloat over others.’
    • ‘Her graceful performance of this traditional art form in the evening session was a real treat.’
    • ‘The graceful swans settled on the pond at Vale Royal Golf Club in Cheshire ready to raise a family of their own.’
    • ‘The people were elegant and lovely to look at, their movements so graceful.’
    • ‘Falling trees don't come down slow and graceful but crash very fast, and there's no time to jump out of the way.’
    • ‘Rembrandt's women are not especially pretty or beautiful or even graceful.’
    • ‘They are a graceful bird in flight and as they fly they resemble the Concorde in shape and beauty.’
    • ‘While he is always very competitive, he is as graceful in defeat as he is in victory.’
    • ‘It affords the president the time to explain his position and provides him a graceful exit.’
    • ‘Her hands were short yet graceful and her figure was quite beautiful.’
    • ‘No doubt they will teach me how to be graceful on the snow, how to slalom with the best of them and how to stop on a sixpence.’
    • ‘Hanging with her head to the side, the woman is graceful like a ballet dancer at rest.’
    elegant, stylish, tasteful, refined, sophisticated, dignified, distinguished, discerning, with good taste, poised
    fluid, fluent, flowing, supple, smooth, easy, effortless, natural, elegant, stylish, neat, precise, agile, nimble, light-footed, deft, dexterous, adroit
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