Definition of svelte adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//svelt//
; NAmE NAmE//svelt//
; BrE BrE//sfelt//
; NAmE NAmE//sfelt//
(approving) Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
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(of a person, especially a woman) thin and attractive See related entries: Attractiveness, Female attractiveness Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French, from Italian svelto.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: svelte