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elegantadjective

us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡənt/
elegance
noun [U] us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡəns/
He was known for his elegance and wit.
elegantly
adverb us   /ˈel·ɪ·ɡənt·li/
elegantly dressed
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"elegant" in British English

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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 dining room
An elegant idea, plan, or solution is clever but simple, and therefore attractive.

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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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