Entry from US English dictionary
1Graceful and stylish appearance or manner; elegance.
- 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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