gracefully shaped: a well-turned ankle.
gracefully and concisely expressed: a well-turned phrase.
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How to use well-turned in a sentence
She was perfectly composed, occasionally flashing a wry smile and speaking in thoughtful, well-turned phrases.
So how weird is it to see something you know so well turned into fiction?
I fancy it was pretty well turned, and that made the wrench during the small hours the more severe.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
His staff were by no means so well turned out, but the few hussars of the escort were stout, soldierlike-looking fellows.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
Once double-plowed, or thoroughly subsoiled, and well turned over, is better than more.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
The supporting base consists of four exquisitely turned columns, braced at bottom with correspondingly well-turned crossbars.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II | Edward Luther Stevenson
The songs were numerous and well-turned, and certain details of the travestie were ingenious.A Book of Burlesque | Willam Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for well-turned
(of a phrase, speech, etc) apt and pleasingly sonorous
having a pleasing shape: a well-turned leg
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