Definition of 'elegant'
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Milan has always been elegant, fashionable and well mannered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Don't you want to know who's been wearing these elegant dresses that call for such innovative underwear? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The style is very elegant and beautiful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The style is elegant and refined but with contemporary touches. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They made a number of simple but very elegant experiments to show that this actually happened. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Slim skirts almost always look more elegant than full ones. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She finally came up with an intriguing but elegant solution. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its simple yet elegant design will age well and goes from day to night. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My mother wore an elegant dress and the pride on her face was evident. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)It has beautiful and elegant feathers of various colours. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)Luckily there are more elegant wireless solutions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And what products would have sat on their elegant dressing tables? The Sun (2013)His solution was as elegant as it was radical. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)We need to evolve our social acceptance by giving people an elegant and simple way to share their fantasies. The Sun (2014)There must have been a time when they were elegant and beautiful and worn by people with taste and discretion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Something that is elegant and simple. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Inside, the four elegant rooms with exposed beams are done out in pale blues and purples. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The resulting style was elegant, flattering and perfectly judged. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Dinner is served under umbrellas overlooking the bay, or in the elegant dining room. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is also much eclectic common sense, and there is always elegant writing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Character design is elegant, and this extends to the enemies you come across. The Sun (2015)They ignore fleeting trends and focus on crafting elegant, standout pieces that last. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His eye is sharp, his style elegant. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)These included the elegant designs for an indoor playhouse which were to become the cause of a great deal of scholarly speculation and disagreement. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She would not have minded sacrificing comfort if the rooms had been elegant or beautiful, but in her view they were neither. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)But the nobility, though not always noble, are always depicted as elegant and glamorous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'elegant'
British English: elegant /ˈɛlɪɡənt/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person or thing as elegant, you think they are pleasing and graceful in appearance or style.
...an elegant restaurant.
- American English: elegant
- Arabic: أَنِيق
- Brazilian Portuguese: elegante
- Chinese: 文雅的
- Croatian: elegantan
- Czech: elegantní
- Danish: elegant
- Dutch: elegant
- European Spanish: elegante
- Finnish: elegantti
- French: élégant
- German: elegant
- Greek: κομψός
- Italian: elegante
- Japanese: 優雅な
- Korean: 우아한
- Norwegian: elegant
- Polish: elegancki
- European Portuguese: elegante
- Romanian: elegant
- Russian: элегантный
- Spanish: elegante
- Swedish: elegant
- Thai: สวยงาม
- Turkish: zarif
- Ukrainian: елегантний
- Vietnamese: thanh nhã
Definition of elegant from the Collins English Dictionary
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