- A glamorous supermodel is an example of someone who would be described as svelte.
- An example of svelte used as an adjective is the phrase svelte style which describes a suave style.
The definition of svelte is someone whose body is slender and graceful or someone or something which is sophisticated and elegant.
- slender and graceful; lithe
- suave, polished, sophisticated, etc.: his svelte singing style
Origin of svelteFrench ; from Italian svelto, past participle of svegliere, to pull out, hence, to free ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exvellere, for Classical Latin evellere, to pluck out ; from e-, out + vellere, to pluck: see vellicate
Slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim.
Origin of svelteFrench, from Italian svelto, from past participle of svellere, to stretch out, from Vulgar Latin *exvellere, from Latin &emacron;vellere : &emacron;-, ex-, ex- + vellere, to pull.
(comparative svelter, superlative sveltest)