Crossword clues for svelte
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"slender, lithe," 1817, from French svelte "slim, slender" (17c.), from Italian svelto "slim, slender," originally "pulled out, lengthened," past participle of svellere "to pluck or root out," from Vulgar Latin *exvellere, from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + vellere "to pluck, stretch," from PIE *wel-no-, suffixed form of root *wel- (4) "to tear, pull."
a. Attractively thin; gracefully slender.
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Usage examples of "svelte".
Becca watched him take off his beanie and his leis and sidle up to the bar beside a svelte young woman with titan hair halfway down her back.
Assistant Director Sandra Cummings, analyst-synthesist and semantician, was tall, blonde and svelte.
Frankly, it is not a bit nice for a man of position to walk down a respectable thoroughfare, nodding to his acquaintances with dignified composure, when a backward glance has disclosed his kangaroo dog dawdling along at his heels, lithe, svelte and spirituelle, with about ten pounds of stolen sausages hanging festooned from his mouth, and tripping him up from time to time.
As Patrick might have said, Olivia was as svelte as the sportiest coupe in the dealership, but never mind.
Patrick might have said, Olivia was as svelte as the sportiest coupe in the dealership, but never mind.
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The balletmaster seemed genuinely pleased to have them visit, and introduced them to the dancers in the hall—young men and women, younger boys and girls—all handsome, svelte and lithe, all wearing practice costumes.
They depict a young man and a young woman, both attractive, svelte, and dressed something like marquee players in the Ice Capades, performing simple ballroom dance steps to the accompaniment of strangled music from a ghetto blaster set up on the free-throw line.
Emma Pannes wasn’t an unpleasant-looking woman, but she certainly didn’t possess Lea’s svelte figure.
With her curly blond hair and long, svelte figure in the clinging skirt and jacket, she looked more like a runway model than a seasoned CIA agent.
I remembered her from the restaurant, so long ago, in the candelight, in the svelte, off-the-shoulder, white-sheath dress, so chic and lovely, carrying the tiny, silver-beaded purse.
She had worn an off-the-shoulder, svelte, white satin sheath dress.
I watched with the profoundest satisfaction as five days of grime ran down my legs and out the drainhole, and noticed with astonished gratitude that my body had taken on a noticeably svelter profile.
Isaacson introduced the new Director of Research to Works Manager Rand, who in turn introduced him to a few of his scientists and to the svelte and spectacular red- head who was to be his private secretary.
Isaacson introduced the new Director of Research to Works Manager Rand, who in turn introduced him to a few of his scientists and to the svelte and spectacular red-head who was to be his private secretary.