Definition of elegance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛlɪɡ(ə)ns/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner: a slender woman with grace and elegance
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  • Next to him, Kitako is the picture of refined country elegance.
  • You really have to see the spiral wheel turn to appreciate its elegance.
  • The blond had a classic look to her, with German features, an elegance about her.
style, stylishness, grace, gracefulness, smoothness;
taste, tastefulness, discernment, refinement, sophistication, dignity, distinction, propriety, poise, finesse;
fashion, culture, beauty;
charm, polish, suaveness, urbanity, panache, flair, dash;
luxury, sumptuousness, opulence, grandeur, plushness, exquisiteness
informal swankiness
humorous couth
neatness, simplicity;
ingenuity, cleverness, deftness, intelligence, inventiveness
2The quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness: the simplicity and elegance of the solution
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  • In his hands highly analytical quantitative biology was streamlined to its essential elegance.
  • Unlike many such packages, however, the elegance of the presentation in no way overshadows the poetry.
  • Due to the elegance of the design, most things are immediately obvious.

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