Definition of elegancy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeliɡənsē/


1Graceful and stylish appearance or manner; elegance.
Example sentences
  • The second was green and almost see-through, its fragile elegancy disturbed only by a shallow circular hole on one side.
  • We got inside the red-carpeted resort, full of elegancy and expense.
  • Our vision was to create for our guests a place of inspiration, ‘a home away from home’, combining elegancy, individuality, pleasure and comfort.
2Something that is elegant: I do hope you will study a little of the proprieties and elegancies of life
More example sentences
  • Perhaps it was not fair to expect him to feel how very much he was her inferior in talent, and all the elegancies of mind.
  • The gentlewoman's primary appeal over time came to rest on the ‘elegancies of her person’, and as with any ‘gentlewoman’ in ‘semi-civilized’ society, woe betide her if she should step outside her ‘department.’
  • With many it is a curious fancy, to dress Easter-eggs in elegant forms and keep as toilet elegancies.

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Syllabification: el·e·gan·cy

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