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graceful

adjective uk   /ˈɡreɪs.fəl/ us  

graceful adjective (MOVEMENT)

C1 moving in a smooth, relaxed, attractive way, or having a smooth, attractive shape: graceful movements a graceful neck
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graceful adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

C2 behaving in a polite and pleasant way: She finally apologized, but she wasn't very graceful about it.
gracefully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
He gracefully skis down the slopes.
gracefulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “graceful”
in Korean 우아한…
in Arabic رَشيق…
in Portuguese gracioso…
in Catalan elegant…
in Japanese 優雅な, 優美な…
in Italian aggraziato, leggiadro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動作, 優美的, 優雅的…
in Russian грациозный, изящный, вежливый…
in Turkish zarif, hoş, nazik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动作, 优美的, 优雅的…
in Polish pełen wdzięku, taktowny…
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