Definition of svelte in English:

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svelte

Pronunciation: /svelt/
/sfelt/

adjective

(Of a person) slender and elegant.
Example sentences
  • Kate is the epitome of ladylike elegance with poker straight posture, a svelte figure and a confident yet warm personality.
  • It's amazing how I still manage to keep my svelte figure.
  • I can now eat what I like and still have a svelte figure.
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Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from Italian svelto.

Words that rhyme with svelte

belt, Celt, dealt, dwelt, felt, gelt, knelt, melt, misdealt, pelt, Scheldt, smelt, spelt, veld, welt

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Syllabification: svelte

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