Svelte meaning

svĕlt
The definition of svelte is someone whose body is slender and graceful or someone or something which is sophisticated and elegant.

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.

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Slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim.
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Slender and graceful; lithe.
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Suave, polished, sophisticated, etc.

His svelte singing style.

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Attractively thin; gracefully slender.
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Origin of svelte

  • French from Italian svelto from past participle of svellere to stretch out from Vulgar Latin exvellere from Latin ēvellere ē-, ex- ex- vellere to pull
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French svelte, from Italian svelto (“stretched out"), from Vulgar Latin exvellere: ex + vellere (“to pluck, stretch").
    From Wiktionary