willowy

[wil-oh-ee]
adjective, willowier, willowiest.
1.
pliant; lithe.
2.
(of a person) tall, slender, and moving gracefully.
3.
abounding with willows.

Origin:
1760–70; willow + -y1

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willowy (ˈwɪləʊɪ)
 
adj
1.  slender and graceful
2.  flexible or pliant
3.  covered or shaded with willows

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Example sentences
Critical thinking is, more or less, the other anchor of the spider web: the
  willowy stem of skepticism.
He was, he later remembered, attracted to her cool demeanor and willowy good
  looks.
The willowy actress, who adheres to a strict macrobiotic diet, had begun to
  draw attention for looking more curvaceous.
Tall and willowy, she had played harp at her grandfather's funeral two days
  before she disappeared.
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