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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Definitions for svelte

  1. Slender, especially gracefully slender in figure.
  2. Suave; blandly urbane.

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Citations for svelte
In 1944 his mother had been a relatively svelte one hundred and eighty pounds. Stephen King, It: A Novel
“When I walk under one of the pathway lamps and look down you can indeed see the silhouette of my body which doesn’t look quite as svelte and hourglassy as I believe it did just an hour ago when I was admiring myself in the mirror. Terry McMillan, How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Origin of svelte
1810-1820
Svelte enters English in 1800s from the French, and originally derives from the Latin verb exvellere, "to stretch out."