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graceful

[ greys-fuhl ]
/ ˈgreɪs fəl /
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adjective

characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant: a graceful dancer; a graceful reply.

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Origin of graceful

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at grace, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for graceful

graceful
/ (ˈɡreɪsfʊl) /

adjective

characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, etc

Derived forms of graceful

gracefully, adverbgracefulness, noun
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