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Definition of graceful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    graceful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈɡreɪsfl//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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.
gracefulness
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: graceful