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(of a woman or girl) slender and graceful:‘his arm curled around her sylphlike waist’
slim, lean, slender, rangy, willowy, svelte, sylphlike, spare, slightView synonyms
- ‘She was a sylphlike blonde, cold and lovely with a humorous closed-lipped smile that reminded him of Jeri's.’
- ‘His mission became tangible in 1999 with his sylphlike costar, Jean Butler, who co-produced and choreographed the evening-length production of an Irish epic retold in Dancing on Dangerous Ground.’
- ‘Growing up chubby with three sylphlike younger sisters, I was always in search of a quick fix to my weight problem.’
- ‘And sometimes those of us who are remarkably sylphlike wonder how anyone can get so fat.’
- ‘We're in the realm of the satin pointe shoe and the sylphlike ballerina, but any resemblance to floaty romanticism ends there.’
- ‘I'll never be slim and sylphlike - but if there were a diet marketed that announced ‘lose weight and stop people walking into you’ then I'd be first on the sign-up list.’
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