- 1moving in a controlled, attractive way or having a smooth, attractive form The dancers were all tall and graceful. He gave a graceful bow to the audience. the graceful curves of the hills Dolphins are incredibly graceful and efficient swimmers.
- 2polite and kind in your behavior, especially in a difficult situation His father had always taught him to be graceful in defeat. At the age of 70, she withdrew into graceful retirement.
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NAmE//ˈɡreɪsfəli//adverb The cathedral's white towers climb gracefully into the sky. I think we should just give in gracefully. Deer ran gracefully between the trees.
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