Definition of "lithe" []

  • Readily bent; supple: lithe birch branches. (adjective)
  • Marked by effortless grace: a lithe ballet dancer. (adjective)
  • Flexible or supple (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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lithe" in a sentence
  • "I suppose they wanted to remind buyers of the term lithe, but I thought "stone" when I saw it."
  • "A small but far from minor miracle ... a story that is both tragic and full of light and grace ... full of suspense and written in lithe, resilient prose that by itself delights."
  • "In the morning we awoke in lithe, though fluttered spirits; and after breakfast, in their pleasant kitchen, with "Michael," and "Blue-eye," and "White Lady," and half-a-dozen more purring about us, we took leave of a house where we have enjoyed many pleasant hours, and once more assembled at our own as the final rendezvous."