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petite Syllabification: pe·tite
Pronunciation: /pəˈtēt/

Definition of petite in English:


(Of a woman) having a small and attractively dainty build: she was petite and vivacious
More example sentences
  • A set of feet came quickly down the staircase, letting into view the figure of a petite woman in a loose white dress.
  • The young lady was petite and delicate featured.
  • She was petite with delicate features and hands that seemed to be ageless.
small, dainty, diminutive, slight, little, tiny, elfin, delicate, small-boned;
Scottish  wee
informal pint-sized


Late 18th century: French, feminine of petit 'small'.

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