Definition of lithe in English:

lithe

Syllabification: lithe
Pronunciation: /līT͟H
 
/
(also lithesome)

adjective

Derivatives

lithely

adverb
More example sentences
  • Her slender, yet fully curved figure captured everyone's eyes and imagination as she walked by gracefully and lithely with the raw sensuality and toughness of a tiger.
  • The city seems awash with lithely fit people, slinging gym bags over their muscular shoulders as they stride purposefully towards the nearest health-club.
  • The same could be said of an energetic and lithely crafted ‘Don Juan’ that is also quite memorable in the astonishing early stereo sound.

litheness

noun
More example sentences
  • They would sooner have the bulk than the litheness and agility.
  • With this revival came a concomitant revival of the corporeal values associated with gymnastics: upper body strength, musculature, elasticity, litheness, flexibility, poise, and equilibrium.
  • He moves around opponents with a litheness and grace unexpected in most prizefighters, let alone movie stars.

Origin

Old English līthe 'gentle, meek', also 'mellow', of Germanic origin; related to German lind 'soft, gentle'.

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