Definition of shapely in US English:

shapely

adjectiveshapelier, shapeliest

  • (especially of a woman or part of her body) having an attractive or well-proportioned shape.

    ‘the shots have been manipulated to enhance the star's shapely figure’
    • ‘Peaking out of the elevator, he saw a shapely figure in a red flight suit walking slowly and sexily as if she had all the time in the world.’
    • ‘From her shapely body to her fluffy lips, Jolie was born to play the role of Lady Croft.’
    • ‘Her clothes were clinging to her body, revealing her shapely body.’
    • ‘She was very beautiful, with long, dark, wavy hair and a shapely figure.’
    • ‘Despite her good looks and shapely body, she had a serious attitude problem.’
    • ‘Toned muscle can also add beautiful, shapely curves to your body.’
    • ‘On the porch stood a petite but shapely woman with wild red hair, hands firmly planted on hips.’
    • ‘She was clutching her knees to her chest, and he was regretful that he would not be able to see her figure but was sure that her figure must be very shapely.’
    • ‘Bodies are well represented, and the women are shapely, but the facial characteristics are distinctly anime.’
    • ‘A skimpy black dress hugs her shapely womanly figure with matching ankle-high black boots.’
    • ‘And when she reached for her head to tie her hair, Ric could see the shapely curves of her body which made him a little hot under the collar.’
    • ‘She too was a licensed chiropractor but unlike him she was an attractive, shapely woman who looked good in a skirt.’
    • ‘There he discovered a very tall and shapely woman who barely managed to cover herself with tattered clothing by moving it with her elbows.’
    • ‘The padded work coverall somehow managed to accentuate her shapely body.’
    • ‘She was still holding on as they walked down the hallways and he could feel every curve of her shapely body pressed gently against him.’
    • ‘To my delight, my body began looking shapely after a few weeks.’
    • ‘At his side followed a beautiful young woman whose shapely figure could have easily made her a pin-up model.’
    • ‘Perhaps you have most of what you consider a total package: a tight and strong upper body and a shapely bottom half.’
    • ‘She was a curly-haired brunette, with a shapely body and a nice tan.’
    • ‘it's probably safe to say that most women want one thing from weightlifting - a lean, shapely body.’
    well proportioned, well formed, well shaped, attractive, clean-limbed
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Pronunciation

shapely

/ˈʃeɪpli//ˈSHāplē/