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Definition of "elegant" [el•e•gant]

  • Characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style. See Synonyms at delicate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elegant" in a sentence
  • ""Nope; Nelly's an elegant name -- an _elegant_ name.""
  • "Rad Hourani, a Syrian-born self-made designer who grew up in Quebec, also received attention last week with what he describes as his elegant "slick, modern, long, layered, timeless, genderless, seasonless" style."
  • "Page 74 are made to excel in that department which lies between the sensuous and the intellectual -- what we call the elegant arts."