Definition of “elegant” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“elegant” in American English

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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

(Definition of “elegant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)