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gracile

[ gras-il ]
/ ˈgræs ɪl /
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adjective
gracefully slender.
slender; thin.
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Origin of gracile

First recorded in 1615–25, gracile is from the Latin word gracilis slender, slight, thin

OTHER WORDS FROM gracile

gra·cil·i·ty [gra-sil-i-tee, gruh-], /græˈsɪl ɪ ti, grə-/, grac·ile·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gracile

gracile
/ (ˈɡræsaɪl) /

adjective
gracefully thin or slender
a less common word for graceful

Derived forms of gracile

gracility (ɡræˈsɪlɪtɪ) or gracileness, noun

Word Origin for gracile

C17: from Latin gracilis slender
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