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elegantadjective

uk   us   /ˈel.ɪ.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   us   /əns/
C1 It was her natural elegance that struck me. the elegance of her clothes
elegantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 elegantly dressed
Translations of “elegant”
in Arabic أنيق…
in Korean 우아한…
in Malaysian anggun…
in French élégant…
in Turkish zarif, şık, çekici…
in Italian elegante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高雅的, 優雅的, (想法、計劃或辦法)巧妙的,簡捷的,簡練的…
in Russian элегантный, изысканный…
in Polish elegancki…
in Vietnamese thanh lịch…
in Spanish elegante…
in Portuguese elegante…
in Thai ทันสมัย…
in German elegant…
in Catalan elegant…
in Japanese 上品な…
in Indonesian bergaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高雅的, 优雅的, (想法、计划或办法)巧妙的,简捷的,简练的…
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