Definition of graceful in English:



  • Having or showing grace or elegance.

    ‘she was a tall girl, slender and graceful’
    • ‘The graceful swans settled on the pond at Vale Royal Golf Club in Cheshire ready to raise a family of their own.’
    • ‘We should never forget that it is possible to be graceful, even classy, under the most intense pressure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Passenger jets often look deceptively slow and graceful as they cruise over the clouds.’
    • ‘The people were elegant and lovely to look at, their movements so graceful.’
    • ‘While he is always very competitive, he is as graceful in defeat as he is in victory.’
    • ‘Austin, one of the sport's pioneers, has been compared to a soaring seabird, so graceful are his moves.’
    • ‘It was a time for smiles, for jokes and laughter with handshakes and graceful bows.’
    • ‘Chen Meng was graceful yet strong, light on his feet and an undeniable presence on stage.’
    • ‘They are a graceful bird in flight and as they fly they resemble the Concorde in shape and beauty.’
    • ‘Falling trees don't come down slow and graceful but crash very fast, and there's no time to jump out of the way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her hands were short yet graceful and her figure was quite beautiful.’
    • ‘Hanging with her head to the side, the woman is graceful like a ballet dancer at rest.’
    • ‘Rembrandt's women are not especially pretty or beautiful or even graceful.’
    • ‘It affords the president the time to explain his position and provides him a graceful exit.’
    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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