elegance

[el-i-guhns]
noun
1.
elegant quality: elegance of dress.
2.
something elegant; a refinement.

Origin:
1500–10; < Middle French < Latin ēlegantia choiceness. See elegant, -ance

hyperelegance, noun
overelegance, noun
superelegance, noun
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elegance or elegancy (ˈɛlɪɡəns)
 
n , pl -gances, -gancies
1.  dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour
2.  good taste in design, style, arrangement, etc
3.  something elegant; a refinement
 
elegancy or elegancy
 
n

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elegance
c.1500, tasteful, correct, harmonious, choice, of speech or prose, from Fr. élégance, from L. elegantia, from elegantem (see elegant). Meaning refined luxury is from 1797.
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Example sentences
Unlike physics biology can not rely too long on elegance, beauty, and formal clarity.
Even more remarkable is how they achieved their seriousness of purpose with elegance, wit, and beauty.
Surround your ceremony with the elegance and beauty of nature.
His elegance consoled me, and his refusal made him all the dearer.
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