lissome

or lis·som

[ lis-uhm ]
/ ˈlɪs əm /

adjective

lithesome or lithe, especially of body; supple; flexible.
agile, nimble, or active.

Origin of lissome

First recorded in 1790–1800; variant of lithesome
Related formslis·some·ly, adverblis·some·ness, noun
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lissom

lissome

/ (ˈlɪsəm) /

adjective

supple in the limbs or body; lithe; flexible
agile; nimble
Derived Formslissomly or lissomely, adverblissomness or lissomeness, noun

Word Origin for lissom

C19: variant of lithesome
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Word Origin and History for lissom

lissome


adj.

c.1800, variant of lithesome.

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