adjective, sup·pler, sup·plest.
verb (used with or without object), sup·pled, sup·pling.
Origin of supple
Examples from the Web for supple
But that wine, a balanced blend of supple fruit, focused acidity and sweet spice, was my wake-up call.
Loose silk pants, cozy ponchos, and supple leggings were all a part of the equation.
Her finely-rounded, supple, muscular figure trembled, as if she had been the most fragile woman living.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins
I never saw her move so quickly as when she went out the back door and broke off a supple green apple switch.
The young man stood at supple ease before them, one hand resting on his hip and the other on the saddle.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
Iberville's hand was large, compact, and supple; Gering's small and firm.The Trail of the Sword, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He fancied himself an athlete of possibilities and a supple dancer.This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for supple
Word Origin for supple
Word Origin and History for supple
c.1300, from Old French souple "pliant, flexible," from Gallo-Romance *supples, from Latin supplex (genitive supplicis) "submissive, humbly begging," literally "bending, kneeling down," thought to be an altered form of *supplacos "humbly pleading, appeasing," from sub "under" + placare "appease" (see placate).