American English

Definition of elegant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of people or their behavior) attractive and showing a good sense of style synonym stylish She was tall and elegant.
  2. 2(of clothes, places, and things) attractive and designed well synonym stylish an elegant dress an elegant room/restaurant
  3. 3(of a plan or an idea) showing skill and imagination, but simple an elegant solution to the problem
noun [uncountable] She dresses with casual elegance. His writing combines elegance and wit.
adverb elegantly dressed elegantly furnished
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: elegant