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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)







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elegantadjective

uk   /ˈel.ɪ.ɡənt/  us   /ˈel.ə.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   /ˈel.ə.ɡəns/  us   /ˈel.ə.ɡəns/
C1 It was her ​natural elegance that ​struck me. the elegance of her ​clothes
elegantly
adverb uk   /ˈel.ə.ɡənt.li/  us   /ˈel.ə.ɡənt.li/
B2 elegantly ​dressed
(Definition of elegant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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