adjective, svelt·er, svelt·est.
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Origin of svelte
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Example sentences from the Web for svelte
Growing up, Trainor was very self-conscious about her curves, often wishing she could be svelte like her high school friends.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.
When the electro-induced trance subsides, a svelte, attractive brunette is revealed.Axwell Presents Cosmic Opera at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom|Marlow Stern|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sure, their plump pariah son is now a svelte, BMOC, class president and (on paper) world-class polymath.
Rachel Syme spoke to svelte kitchenmasters to find out how they eat and eat without gaining weight.
The woman reminds one of a red lizard—a salamander—her “svelte” body seemingly boneless in its gown of clinging scales.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
She is tall, slight, svelte: indeed, earth has not anything to show more fair.Faith and Unfaith|Duchess
She is standing outside the dining-room door, with her lithe, svelte figure stooped forward a little.Red as a Rose is She|Rhoda Broughton
Tall, svelte, and as far as Jacques Dantin could see, she was young.The Crime of the Boulevard|Jules Claretie
The Duchess of Kimberley (Ruby), a svelte aquiline-nosed woman of some forty summers, with green hair and two aigrettes.