Definition of lissome in English:


Syllabification: lis·some
Pronunciation: /ˈlisəm
(also chiefly British lissom)


  • (Of a person or their body) thin, supple, and graceful.
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    • The horses were idling around - how she loved to watch them their shiny coats, lissome bodies, the graceful tilt to their heads.
    • And boy, the clothes did stick to the lissome bodies of the crowd on the ramp.
    • One may have wondered as the lissom ladies gracefully showcased the trendy jewellery.



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  • His feline lissomeness, soft landings and use of plié were at times astonishing.
  • It was personality made specific in sound, and the music had a lissomeness and fluidity that jazz has mostly lost.
  • The lissomeness with which he moved hither and thither was most impressive, as was his homicidal ardor when doing what I believe is called tackling.


late 18th century: contraction, from lithe + -some1.

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