- 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 ēvellere ē-, ex- ex- vellere to pull
(comparative svelter, superlative sveltest)