Definition of 'svelte'
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His svelte figure glides with hers over the dancefloor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How delighted these men are with their svelte new look. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were either visible or ruined the svelte look she was after. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The real bonus to coming home were the comments about my svelte look. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the picture turned her life around and she slimmed to 11st and a svelte size ten. The Sun (2010)I'm looking svelte without having to sweat! The Sun (2008)He's really impressed and has been massively complimentary about my new-found svelte figure. The Sun (2012)An onlooker said: 'He still looked svelte. The Sun (2010)A svelte woman thought differently. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I want to look svelte. The Sun (2010)On top of this, she works out three times a week to maintain her svelte size 6 figure. The Sun (2013)The troubled star had planned to spend 15,000 on plastic surgery to get her size 14 body back to a svelte size eight. The Sun (2008)Now my wife did not need to lose weight, rather she chose to, wanting to adorn our photos looking more svelte than usual. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Definition of svelte from the Collins English Dictionary
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