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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Definitions for svelte

  1. Slender, especially gracefully slender in figure.
  2. Suave; blandly urbane.

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Citations for svelte
In 1944 his mother had been a relatively svelte one hundred and eighty pounds. Stephen King, It: A Novel
“When I walk under one of the pathway lamps and look down you can indeed see the silhouette of my body which doesn’t look quite as svelte and hourglassy as I believe it did just an hour ago when I was admiring myself in the mirror. Terry McMillan, How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Origin of svelte
Svelte enters English in 1800s from the French, and originally derives from the Latin verb exvellere, "to stretch out."