Share this entry

Share this page

svelte

Syllabification: svelte
Pronunciation: /svelt, sfelt
 
 
/

Definition of svelte in English:

adjective

(Of a person) slender and elegant.
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.
Synonyms

Origin

early 19th century: from French, from Italian svelto.

Definition of svelte in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…