Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Definitions for lissom
- Limber; supple; flexible.
- Light and quick in action; nimble; agile; active.
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Citations for lissom
Raphaelle Boitel moves with the lissom, contortionist plastique of a snake-woman.
Her foot touches the plate and sets off the trap, but so swift and lissome is she that her ankles evade the clash of the serrated iron jaws as they spring together.
Origin of lissom
Lissom is an alteration of lithesome, which derives from Old English lithe, "flexible, mild, gentle."