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Definition of "shapeliness" [shape•li•ness]

  • The property of being shapely. (noun)
  • The result or product of being shapely. (noun)

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Use "shapeliness" in a sentence
  • "In each case the material put forward for consumption has a certain shapeliness, a self-awareness of its own patternings, and an underlying message."
  • "Similarly with Cather, Torrance doesn't mention the Wharton/James-inspired craftsmanship of Alexander's Bridge, the manipulations of perspective in My Antonia, the formal "shapeliness" of a book like A Lost Lady."
  • "In short, he has that fuller, subtler, and more universal kind of shapeliness which the unthinking (gazing at pigs and distinguished journalists) mistake for a mere absence of shape."