elegance

[ el-i-guhns ]
/ ˈɛl ɪ gəns /

noun

elegant quality: elegance of dress.
something elegant; a refinement.

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Origin of elegance

1500–10; <Middle French <Latin ēlegantia choiceness. See elegant, -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM elegance

hy·per·el·e·gance, nouno·ver·el·e·gance, nounsu·per·el·e·gance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elegance

elegance

elegancy

/ (ˈɛlɪɡəns) /

noun plural -gances or -gancies

dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour
good taste in design, style, arrangement, etc
something elegant; a refinement
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