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well-turned

[wel-turnd] /ˈwɛlˈtɜrnd/
adjective
1.
gracefully shaped:
a well-turned ankle.
2.
gracefully and concisely expressed:
a well-turned phrase.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20
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British Dictionary definitions for well-turned

well-turned

adjective (well turned when postpositive)
1.
(of a phrase, speech, etc) apt and pleasingly sonorous
2.
having a pleasing shape: a well-turned leg
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