- (Of a person) slender and elegant: she was svelte and sophisticatedMore 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.
early 19th century: from French, from Italian svelto.