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English definition of “lissome”


adjective (also lissom)     /ˈlɪs.əm/ literary
attractively thin and able to move quickly and smoothly Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
(Definition of lissome adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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