- The definition of lithe is a graceful, flexible body.
An example of lithe is the body of a gymnast or dancer.
lithe definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English lithe, soft, mild, akin to Old High German lindi ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lento-, flexible, bendable from source linden, Classical Latin lentus, pliant, flexible
lithe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective lith·er, lith·est
- Readily bent; supple: lithe birch branches.
- Marked by effortless grace: a lithe ballet dancer.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English līthe, flexible, mild.
- litheˈly adverb
- litheˈness noun