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Meaning of “elegant” in the English Dictionary

"elegant" in British English

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elegantadjective

uk   us   /ˈel.ɪ.ɡənt/
B2 graceful and ​attractive in ​appearance or ​behaviour: an elegant woman a very elegant ​suit an elegant ​diningroom An elegant ​idea, ​plan, or ​solution is ​clever but ​simple, and ​thereforeattractive.

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elegance
noun [U] uk   us   /əns/
C1 It was her ​natural elegance that ​struck me. the elegance of her ​clothes
elegantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 elegantly ​dressed
(Definition of elegant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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elegantadjective

 us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡənt/
graceful and ​attractive in ​appearance or ​behavior: We ​met a ​youngbusinesswoman, elegant in a ​blacksuit.
elegance
noun [U]  us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡəns/
He was ​known for his elegance and ​wit.
elegantly
adverb  us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡənt·li/
elegantly ​dressed
(Definition of elegant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “elegant”
in Korean 우아한…
in Arabic أنيق…
in Malaysian anggun…
in French élégant…
in Russian элегантный, изысканный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高雅的, 優雅的, (想法、計劃或辦法)巧妙的,簡捷的,簡練的…
in Italian elegante…
in Turkish zarif, şık, çekici…
in Polish elegancki…
in Spanish elegante…
in Vietnamese thanh lịch…
in Portuguese elegante…
in Thai ทันสมัย…
in German elegant…
in Catalan elegant…
in Japanese 上品な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高雅的, 优雅的, (想法、计划或办法)巧妙的,简捷的,简练的…
in Indonesian bergaya…
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