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English definition of “elegant”

elegant

adjective uk   /ˈel.ɪ.ɡənt/ us  
B2 graceful and attractive in appearance or behaviour: an elegant woman a very elegant suit an elegant dining room describes an idea, plan, or solution that is clever but simple, and therefore attractive
elegance
noun [U] uk   /əns/ us  
C1 It was her natural elegance that struck me. the elegance of her clothes
elegantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 elegantly dressed
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