graceful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   us   /ˈɡreɪs.fəl/

graceful adjective (MOVEMENT)

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

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