Definition of graceful in English:

graceful

adjective

  • Having or showing grace or elegance.

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

graceful

/ˈɡreɪsf(ə)l//ˈɡreɪsfʊl/