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definition of the word svelte

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From French svelte, from Italian svelto (stretched out).

svelte (comparative svelter, superlative sveltest)

Positive
svelte

Comparative
svelter

Superlative
sveltest

  1. Attractively thin; gracefully slender.
    • 2007 January 19, Charles Isherwood, “Welterweight Bialystock Treads Softly on Big Shtick”[1], New York Times:
      Clearly the producers of “The Producers” were so little inclined to tinker with a winning formula that they chose not to excise a few lines of dialogue to accommodate the svelter physique of their new leading man, preposterous though it is that anyone in a fit of pique would deride a fellow as “once-husky.”


svelte f.

  1. Feminine plural form of svelto.
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