Definition of "svelte" [svelte]

  • Slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim. (adjective)

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Use "svelte" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, making me feel nice and svelte is Kenneth Brumley, half a ton and taking in 30,000 calories a day."
  • "Shed never been what you might call svelte, but then she had left town and gone to live in Baltimore, and by the time she came back shed piled on the pounds."
  • "Nashville, where she lives with husband Keith Urban looking remarkably svelte, which is all the more amazing as she gave birth just ten days ago."