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Definition of "shapely" [shape•ly]

  • Having a distinct shape. (adjective)
  • Having a pleasing shape. (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 "shapely" in a sentence
  • "Again, my fantasy, and other than having enough room to breathe and not cramp up with my long legs and giant (again shapely and attractive!) ass, that is my greatest wish."
  • "But it seems with this particular book that I have to get it all and more than all down and wander all over the heck and gone like a staggering drunk searching for car keys in a freshly plowed field, and only then will I be able to go back and cut things into any kind of shapely form."
  • "Under Spurling's care, Sonia blossoms into a medieval enchantress: '' She had luxuriant pale gold hair, the coloring of a pink and white tea rose, and the kind of shapely, deep-breasted, full-hipped figure that would have looked well in close-fitting"