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Definition of "graceful" []

  • Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement” ( Alisa Valdes). (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 "graceful" in a sentence
  • "He wrapped up crisis talking in Jordan by once again rejecting any timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops and denying that he's searching for what he called a graceful exit from the war."
  • "John saw that he was _de trop_, that it was a family conference, and only extracting from Laramie a promise to see him -- about nothing whatever -- before leaving town he made what he termed a graceful getaway."
  • "'Ay; anybody can be what you call graceful, if he lives a little time in a city, and keeps his eyes open."