or lis·som

[ lis-uhm ]
/ ˈlɪs əm /


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

Nearby words

  1. lissajous figure,
  2. lisse,
  3. lissencephalia,
  4. lissive,
  5. lissom,
  6. lissomely,
  7. lissotrichous,
  8. lissotricic,
  9. list,
  10. list price

Origin of lissome

First recorded in 1790–1800; variant of lithesome

Related formslis·some·ly, adverblis·some·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for lissome



c.1800, variant of lithesome.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper