Origin of elegant
Examples from the Web for elegantly
If anything, it would lose money gently, elegantly, hopefully not very much at one time.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this elegantly crafted debut, Hauser wields the metaphor of a strained river with care.
Data-moshing is elegantly used in this clip and clever editing and effects surround this video throughout.Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|June 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Bling Ring is visceral, elegantly shot, and acerbic, as it probes the dark side of celebrity obsession.Sofia Coppola on ‘The Bling Ring,’ Celebrity Culture, Kanye West, More|Marlow Stern|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And during his political career, he has specialized in writing and delivering elegantly constructed, thoughtful speeches.Obama’s Debate Performance: How Twitter Has Done Us Wrong|Richard Just|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In a sumptuously decorated study an elegantly clad Juve was listening to a personage.A Nest of Spies|Pierre Souvestre
It was quite a handsome stick, elegantly finished, and "well seasoned," Job declared.Father Brighthopes|John Townsend Trowbridge
This is in every respect a typical Polyteles, having the delicate bill and elegantly striped tail characteristic of that form.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
We met two or three elegantly dressed Californians to-day, who accosted us with much civility and apparent friendliness.What I Saw in California|Edwin Bryant
Then too, his oaths are at once well conceived and elegantly expressed.The Heroine|Eaton Stannard Barrett
British Dictionary definitions for elegantly
Word Origin for elegant
Word Origin and History for elegantly
late 15c., from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) "choice, fine, tasteful," collateral form of present participle of eligere "select with care, choose." Elegans was originally a term of reproach, "dainty, fastidious;" the notion of "tastefully refined" emerged in classical Latin. Related: Elegantly.